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Decatur County residents see tax levy

The Decatur County Commissioners met this past Tuesday afternoon for their regularly scheduled meetings. One of the items on the agenda was a resolution on tax levies. According to the resolution, the mill rate has decreased in several areas since last year.

The rate on all taxable property’s (in incorporated areas) maintenance and operation (M&O) has decreased from 10.08 mills last year, to 9.56 this year; the rate on all property in unincorporated areas (specifically for items identified by the Service Delivery Agreement for unincorporated areas) has decreased from .86 mills to .760 mills; and the rate on all property county-wide for the Bainbridge-Decatur County Hospital Authority has decreased from 1.42 mills to 1.270 this year.

According to Decatur County Administrator Alan Thomas, home sales have recently increased; “The increase in value of homes has led to the decrease of the mill rate,” he said.

Other mill rates are as follows: 9.560 mills on all taxable property located in unincorporated areas for M&O; 1.000 mills on all taxable property except for that located within the City of Bainbridge, for the Fire Services Special District; 0.250 mills on all taxable property county-wide for the Bainbridge and Decatur County Development Authority; 1.250 mills on all taxable property county wide for the Bainbridge-Decatur County Recreation Authority; and 1.000 mills on all property county-wide for Economic Development Bonds.