Madison County commissioners haven’t raised the county millage rate in years. And that looks likely for 2013, too.
County commissioners agreed July 1 to move forward with the tax rate approval process without any mention of an increase.
“This commission since I have been here has made the commitment not to raise the millage rate,” said BOC chairman Anthony Dove.
No one at the board table gave any indication that they would like to increase taxes.
Dove noted that the county assessors office received 88 property valuation appeals, adding that a digest — overall county property value — should be available on time to get a tax rate passed on schedule.
“We’re kind of a little ahead of schedule,” said Dove, who said the county could move forward with setting approval dates at an upcoming meeting.
Madison County property taxpayers can expect to have their bills in the mail in the fall with a payment deadline before the end of the year.
Well this can't be right. A whole lot of bloggers here said over and over that evil government was going to make us all pay more taxes, especially property taxes, in the near future just because they could. Can all of y'all explain why this paper is reporting such contrary information? You need to straighten out these reporters right now.