County tax levy remains unchanged
by Neil McGahee
Jul 24, 2014 | 1289 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor revealed at his July 23 meeting that the tax levy would remain unchanged at 10.97 mills and 9.68 mills for unincorporated areas.

“This is the same millage that we had last year,” he said.

He also said the county had accepted a $2.36 million grant from the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank for improvements to Cassville-White Road. “The grant will be used along with the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax [SPLOST] funds,” County Administrator Peter Olson said. “We are going to straighten out some of those curves near the schools and create a new intersection at U.S. 411.”

The county also entered into a contract with Reece Logging for collection and removal of tree debris from the landfill expansion project.

“This is another SPLOST project,” Olson said. “County crews removed all the tree debris and Reece will come in and chip it all up and sell it so they gave us its best bid.”

The Bartow County commissioner will hold the regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. in the commissioner’s conference room of the Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center, 135 W. Cherokee Ave.