The Long Commissioners are keeping tax millage at the current rate of 15.695 as it had been previously. A quirk in state law labels this a tax increase because the value of the tax digest increased.
Long Commission Chairman Robert Parker said, “We are not going to increase anybody’s tax millage.” The digest, the value of all the property in the county, is $299,660,171; an increase from last year’s value of $292,647,912.
The commissioners set the tax millage at their regular first-Tuesday-of-each-month meeting Sept. 3. The regular October meeting will be on the first Tuesday, Oct. 1, but will be at 9.a.m. The commission usually meets in the evening but changed next month’s meeting because the National Night Out event is set for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 1.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles sponsors the local NNO. He said, “The NNO event is one of the premier celebrations in Long County annually; it’s really about our children and the time we can spend together with our families and friends, in a safe and wholesome setting.”
During the event, free food and drinks will be served to those in attendance.
Parker can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.