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Letter to the editor: Millage rate change in Columbia County is a bad idea



Dear Editor,

The Columbia County Board of Education is in the final phase of consideration for setting a new millage rate for county taxpayers. What has been proposed to the board by the superintendent is a small cut in the current millage rate and placing "excess funds" into the building fund (...

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  1. The CCBOE and CCSD have been fortunate to have roughly a 5% increase in the district budget each year for the last 5 years without having to increase the millage rate; due to the increased property values. The residents of Columbia County are generally very supportive and generous toward the school district. That being said, a net tax increase of 14.47% is quite steep. I was disappointed to hear Judy Teasley state that because property values went up, taxes will also go up. The millage rate does play a significant role in whether taxes will go up or not and this evening the CCBOE will be voting on the millage rate. Like Eric stated, they CCBOE has an approved budget with a 5% increase; why not roll back the millage rate to meet the approved budget?

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