Madison County commissioners approved 2010 tax rates Aug. 2, with county property owners asked to pay basically the same overall amount as last year to fund county services.
The county tax rate for the unincorporated areas (not within cities) was set at 11.58 mills, the same rate as in 2009, while the incorporated rate (inside cities) was shaved slightly from 12.156 to 12.129 mills.
Overall, the county government expects to take in $7.6 million in property taxes, up $40,826, or half a percent, from last year. That slight revenue increase follows declines the previous two years that totaled $167,000. Madison County’s tax digest — overall county property value — decreased in 2008 and 2009 from a peak of $681.7 million in 2007 to $672 million in 2009. But the digest increased by roughly half a percent in 2010 to $676 million.
County leaders are planning to get tax bills to property owners this fall, with payments due before the new year.
Road Paving and Construction, Schools, School Bus, Teachers, Zoning, Animal Control, Emergency Medical, E-911, Recreation Parks, Sheriff Dept., Jail, Courts, Road and Right-of-Way Maintenance, Solid Waste Dept., IDA, Zoning.....Pretty much all the stuff you take for granted that you complain about now but use or benefit from every day.
Ironically, your bill sounds a little LOW. I would be quiet if I were you. You might draw enough attention to have to pay your FAIR SHARE.
Sorry? Guess I was comparing to the guy up the street who has 2800 sq ft, a finished attic, 2 car garage, Broad river frontage, 18 acres, 3 out buildings, a mobile home on the property and he pays $1900/yr. His must be really low.
He has more, so he pays more. If your assessment is too high, it is YOUR responsibility to appeal it, and take it to Superior Court if necessary. Take care of your responsibilities instead of expecting someone else to, grow up, and STOP YOUR WHINING.
Speaking of the DIGEST, has anyone noticed that the BOA meetings have not been posted since December 10, 2009. And the meeting only lasted 10 minutes?? What gives?? Has anyone asked how much the people on the current BOA are getting paid for 10 minutes of work??