|City, county to workshop new assessments for EMS, police|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Joel Addington|
|Monday, 31 October 2011 12:19|
The Baker County Commission will meet with representatives from the City of Macclenny and the Town of Glen tomorrow to discuss the commission's recent proposal on new countywide property assessments for emergency medical services and law enforcement.
The 3 pm workshop comes nearly a month after the commission's October 3 meeting at which the proposal was agreed to, at least in general.
Macclenny commissioners have expressed resistance to new assessments, according to City Manager Gerald Dopson, on the grounds that city property owners already pay county property taxes for such services.
However, due to property tax exemptions for homesteads, agricultural uses and other circumstances, many properties pay little or no property taxes.
Baker County property owners pay among the lowest in total property taxes compared to other Florida counties.
The November 1 workshop will take place in the county commission chambers, 55 N. 3rd St., Macclenny.
A public forum with commissioners and county manager C.J. Thompson will follow the workshop at 4:30 pm. The board's regular meeting begins at 5 pm.
Among the items on the county commission's regular meeting agenda:
• Approval for public hearings November 21 at 6 pm on two subdivisions, Deer Creek and Forest Acres, owned by KRC Property LTD.
• A proclamation declaring November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 07:53|