Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Oconee County Commissioners Approve Rezone For Oconee Crossing Shopping Center On U.S. 78 At Hog Mountain Road

***Affirm Vote To Settle Lawsuit***

Opponents of the court settlement allowing for construction of Oconee Crossing Shopping Center turned out in the Commission Chamber at the Oconee County Courthouse on Tuesday night, but they didn’t change the minds of the needed two commissioners.

After detailed arguments by two residents of Oconee Crossing subdivision, the vote was unchanged from March 7.

Oconee County Schools Releases Tentative Fiscal Year 2024 Budget That Holds Millage Rate At Current Level

***Budget Projects Large Increase In Tax Digest, Likely Producing Tax Increase***

Oconee County Schools released its tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2024 on Monday, showing revenue of $103.9 million, up from $91.9 million in the current fiscal year, and expenditures of $106.0 million, up from $90.2 a year ago.

The revenue projection is based on growth in the tax digest of 7.3 percent and an unchanged millage rate of 15.5 mills.

The tax digest grew by 15.4 percent last year, and 5.6 percent the year before that.