Walker County adding more public hearings on proposed property tax hike

Walker County adding more public hearings on proposed property tax hike

August 17th, 2017 by Tyler Jett in Breaking News

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield mingles before speaking during his first State of the County address at the Walker County Civic Center on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.

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Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield will hold two extra public meetings on his proposed property tax increase.

Whitfield has advertised a 22 percent hike for homeowners, which would take effect this fall. Before passing a new budget that would call for the increased revenue, Whitfield has to hold at least three public meetings.

Today, he announced an extra two. The meeting details are:

  • Today at 6:30 p.m. at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library, at 305 S Duke Street
  • Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, at 10052 U.S.-27, Rock Spring
  • Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rossville Civic Center, 400 McFarland Avenue
  • Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, at 10052 U.S.-27, Rock Spring
  • Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Walker County Commissioner's Office, at 101 S Duke Street.

Whitfield plants to formally set the millage rate at the Aug. 24 meeting.

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