The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners will be holding three public hearings at the Bulloch County Annex, concerning the proposed estimated amount of a 18.1% property tax increase. Bulloch county citizens are encouraged to attend and give their input.
The first two hearings will be on Tuesday, July 28 at 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The third will be on Tuesday, August 4 at 5:30 pm.
The commissioners voted to pass the 2016 budget of $36.58 million on June 30. The 2016 budget is $2.95 million more than the 2015 budget. The county has more needs due to many different factors, including population growth and the fact that Bulloch County has become a growing social hot spot for surrounding areas. The last time taxes were raised was in 2007. The county has already cut expenses everywhere else possible, trying to avoid a tax increase.
The 18.1% is an estimated percentage. There are different variations, which include location and homestead exemption.