Monday, July 24, 2023

Small Turnout For Oconee School Board Hearings On Tax Increase; Speakers Confront Change In Budget

***New Budget Increases Surplus***

Only four persons spoke on Monday at the first two public hearings on the proposed 9.53 percent increase in property taxes for Oconee County Schools.

All four asked the Board to reduce the millage rate below the proposed 15.0 mills.

The two who spoke on Monday evening also were strongly critical of the Board for embargoing the legal advertisements announcing the increase in the county’s legal organ, The Oconee Enterprise.