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Tattnall County approves budget, rolls back millage rate

The Tattnall County Board of Commissioners approved their FY 2017 budget at Monday’s regularly scheduled council meeting.


What will Tattnall County collect?

The Commissioners voted to approve a resolution on an anticipated grand total of revenue of $16,946,903.37. That money is expected to come from ad valorem taxes, the Development Authority Fund, Special 2014 SPLOST funds, Special Solid Waste funds, Special E-911 funds, Special Judicial Funds, Special TSPLOST funds, and Special DOT funds.

What will Tattnall County spend?

The following numbers are anticipated disbursements. Actual expenditures are sometimes adjusted, by way of approval by the Board of Commissioners.

  • Elections – $216,997.94
  • General Administration – $1,198,304.82
  • Tax Commissioner – $336,923.58
  • Tax Equalizers – $6,300
  • Public Buildings – $298,414.41
  • Code Enforcement – $72,824.18
  • Archives Building – $6,894.00
  • State & Superior Courts – $485,791.50
  • State Court Solicitor – $47,639.66
  • Clerk of Superior Court – $385,458.51
  • Magistrate Court – 210,986.13
  • Probate Court – $245,665.34
  • Sheriff’s Office – $1,435,700.96
  • Jail – $1,343,350.14
  • Condemnation Drugs – $20,000
  • County Probation Office – $78,444.43
  • Ambulance Service – $$1,346,132.93
  • Coroner – $33,603.79
  • E-911 Contingency – $115,000
  • Animal Control – $115,995.10
  • Fire & Rescue – $374,438.10
  • Southern Nuclear – $50,835
  • Roads & Bridges – $1,524,070.24
  • County Road Shop – $195,876.86
  • Health & Welfare – $129,293.00
  • Community Services – $2,800
  • Other Participation – $15,000
  • Nutrition Center – $14,200
  • School Resource Officer – $58,289.19
  • Recreation – $70,000
  • Libraries – $66,320
  • Cooperative Extension – $227,304.97
  • Forestry Commission – $18,800
  • Tattnall Development Authority – $150,000
  • Heart of Georgia RDC – $17,000
  • Sheriff’s Office investigator – $142,565.61
  • Solid Waste Contingency – $25,000

What will the millage rate be?

After approval, the council approved a resolution to roll back the millage rate to (14.8581) mills. The resolution, which read “It is ordered by the Court that fourteen and eight thousand five hundred eighty-one ten thousandth (14.8581) mills on the one hundred dollars of taxable property of said county for maintenance and operations, which includes thirty-three hundredths (.33) mill for the Tattnall County Development Authority as shown by the tax digest for the 2016 levy determination.

The taxes collected aid in the operations of:

  • Administrative services
  • maintenance
  • courts
  • the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jail expenses
  • Elections
  • the Nutrition authority
  • Ambulance services
  • County Probation
  • Animal Control
  • Designated Development Authority
  • any administrative services for roads & bridges, the county shops, the cooperative extension, fire and recreation, Health & Welfare Services, and the library.

The resolution passed unanimously. The 2017 Fiscal Year begins October 1.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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