"We've talked about this for a long time," said Kelley Dial, board vice president. "We've worried about this for a long time, but we feel like at this point, we've been budgeting looking three years down the road and not one year down the road. Our goal is to have enough money in the bank so we don't have to borrow to make payroll."
If property assessments did not change, the increase from 17.32 to 18.32 mills would equate to $100 a year on a $100,000 house. However, Dial said that if assessments drop, as many have, the amount of additional taxes would be even lower.
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