August 14, 2020–6:34 a.m.
Earlier this week, the Floyd County Commission voted to raise the millage rate by 0.4 mils.
That translates to a $37 increase for a $150,000 home.
The increase will help fund pay raises for police and other public safety, according to Floyd County Commissioner Allison Watters.
“We don’t take a millage rate increase lightly,” she said. “We have heard numerous presentations from our finance department. We have met and had three public hearings. I appreciate Sheriff Burkhalter coming up and sharing his thoughts. I hope that what we’re doing will make your lives better. That’s really our objective here, along with some other things that we need to do. I just want to make sure that everyone knows that we don’t take that lightly.”