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Millage will not change for McDuffie County

Property owners in McDuffie County received some good news from commissioners during a special called meeting last Friday morning when they announced there would be no increase in millage this year.

It's been several years since a change took place regarding that particular issue in either the incorporated or unincorporated areas of McDuffie County, according to Don Norton, county government manager.

Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to keep the millage at the same level.

In the incorporated area of the county, the rate was set at 25.94 percent, while the unincorporated area was set at 25.24.

Mr. Norton explained that the difference in the rates was because of a .70 percent insurance premium tax rollback.

The Board of Commissioners also received confirmation from members of the McDuffie County Board of Education that they had adopted their 2011 millage. The school board met in special session last Thursday night.

School board members voted unanimously to adopt their new millage with no increase over last year. The new rate of 17.19 percent was the same as the one in previous years, according to Tom Smalley, school system comptroller.

At the conclusion of the commission Friday meeting, McDuffie County Tax Commissioner Sandra Whitaker traveled to Atlanta to submit the proper documents for the tax digest -- one that was not late getting there this year, unlike the last couple of years. It was a savings to taxpayers, because no late fees will be accessed against the county this year.

Web posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010

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