The Coffee County Commission rolled back the millage rate at Monday’s regular county commission. However, due to a strong economy, the county is expecting to generate more money despite fewer mills.
County administrator Wesley Vickers brought the proposed millage rate of 8.256 mills before the county commission, which is down from last year’s rate. The county gives a half a mill to the Economic Development Authority, which means the county’s actual rate is 7.756 mills. Because of economic growth, the lower millage rate will result in greater revenue for the county. “We’ve got some growth in the digest. There is some industrial property that’s been exempt that’s coming back on the digest. We’re building more new houses. The economy is up and we hope it stays that way. It’s trending in the right direction,” said Vickers. The commission approved the millage rate unanimously.
The Board of Education also brought forth its proposed millage rate for approval. Tracy Youghn, the BOE’s finance director, asked the county to approve its rate of 16.036 mills, down from 16.093 last year. The county approved this as well.
Commissioners also approved a quit claim deed to return .11 acres at 111 Pine Needle Road in Bay Meadows to Adam Smith, The undeveloped property was originally platted as a proposed road. The road, however, was never built. There’s also a home on an adjacent piece of property that stands in the way of the proposed road. “Tony [Rowell, county attorney] has checked everything out and it looks good. We’re ready for you to approve the quit claim deed back to Mr. Smith. As other issues out there present themselves, we can handle them,” said Vickers. The commission approved the request.