Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to officially set the county’s millage rate for 2013 and approve a SPLOST VI resolution and intergovernmental agreement at their meeting later today.

County commissioners are proposing to maintain the county’s millage rate at 11.32 mills.

That is the same millage rate as the county had last year.

The county commission must also sign off on the school system’s millage rate of 18.4, which the Stephens County Board of Education approved unanimously last week.

The school system millage rate is also unchanged from last year.

Meanwhile, the commission is also scheduled to consider approving both the SPLOST VI resolution calling for the election for county voters to approve or reject continuing the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and the intergovernmental agreement with the county’s municipalities that will lay out the distribution of proceeds from SPLOST VI if it passes and how those monies will be spent.

Stephens County voters will head to the polls to vote on SPLOST VI this November.

If it passes, SPLOST VI collections would begin on July 1, 2014. The current SPLOST, SPLOST V, ends on June 30, 2014.

Stephens County Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa.

County commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. The business meeting to vote on agenda items will immediately follow the work session.

Today’s county commission meeting is open to the public.