Fayette approves millage rollback

Fayette County property owners will not have a tax increase this year, now that the Board of Commissioners has approved a rollback millage rate. Noting that it is the only county entity not imposing a de facto tax increase for 2015, the commission voted 4-0 Thursday to reduce the current rate by 0.431 mills, or 7.69 percent, to 5.171 mills, to maintain the same total revenue as last year. Property values in the county have risen an average of 9 percent. The millage rate for fire, EMS and E-911 services will remain the same.

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