Increasing EMS fees, considering other options for providing a county transportation program and rebidding the fee for the disposal of garbage hauled to the transfer station are being looked at by Jackson County manager Kevin Poe during the budget process.
In a Jackson County Board of Commissioners work session Tuesday morning to review the proposed $63.6 million budget, Poe outlined those three areas as possible impacts on the budget.
A final vote on the budget and millage rate will be held at a called meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the courthouse. The proposed millage rate is 9.87 mills for incorporated areas of the county and 8.61 mills for unincorporated areas of the county. That is a .020 mill increase in the incorporated area. There is no proposed change for the unincorporated area.
For the full story, see the Sept. 26 issue of The Jackson Herald.