County adopts millage rates, okays revised budget figures

Following the final public hearing on Evans County’s fiscal year 2019 tax rate, members of the Board of Commissioners voted to approve both a resolution to amend the FY 2018 budget and to set the millage rate for property owners in unincorporated areas and those within incorporated town limits.

During back-to-back meetings on September 5, commissioners set the rate for maintenance and operation at 12.573 mills for the incorporated areas, a net increase of 1.028 mills. The rate for county residents (unincorporated) is assessed at 9.747 mills, an increase of 0.814 mills.

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