Property Tax Increase To Be Discussed

The Coffee County Commission will be meeting for an unusual second time this month, Tuesday night (June 26. 2012) at 6pm.

Commissioners will be looking at the budget for 2012-13 with a slight increase in your property taxes. The increase would be 4-cents under the current proposal.

Coffee County School and Transportation Department officials told the Budget and Finance Committee that they were requesting an additional $390,000 for the upcoming school year, primarily to purchase three new school buses and increased fuel cost despite the fact that the department is losing a total of eight buses now considered “too old” by state standards.

The law stipulates that any school bus being operated for a 17th year must have mileage under 200,000. Coffee County will be pulling the 8 buses off the road due to the state law.