Walker County Commissioner holding 3 public meetings on tax hike

LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield will present his plan to raise taxes to cover county debt at three public hearings.

He estimates that a home valued at $100,000 will pay an additional $76 under the plan.

“We have a very high level of debt compared to our revenue stream, and our most recent audit shows we also have a negative fund balance of $7.5 million,” said Commissioner Whitfield.

“If we don’t change course, it will take us decades to pay off these obligations, burdening our children and grandchildren with the missteps of the past.”

These are the 3 hearings:

 Thursday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. – LaFayette-Walker County Public Library (305 S Duke Street)
 Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. – Walker County Civic Center (10052 US-27, Rock Spring)
 Thursday, August 24th at 6:30 p.m. – Walker County Commissioner’s Office (101 S Duke Street)

“The Saturday hearing will include a presentation on the recent audit and how it affects the county, along with an overview of each department’s budget,” said Commissioner Whitfield.

He plans to set the millage rate at the August 24th meeting.

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