Jackson County will spend $6.6 million more next year than this year, but its tax rate will go down slightly.
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners approved its 2009 budget and millage rate at a called meeting Thursday morning.
Although the county is increasing spending in its general fund by $6.6 million, the millage rate is set to drop slightly to 9.49 mills in incorporated areas and 8.61 mills in unincorporated areas. Last year’s rates were 9.59 and 8.73 respectively.
The county’s general fund spending is slated to increase from $34.7 million to $41.4 million. Much of the increase is to meet debt service payments and to fill 57 new positions to man the new jail.
For the complete story, see the Sept. 10 issue of The Commerce News.