Public hearing on county budget

Floyd County residents have a chance to comment Tuesday night on the fiscal 2018 budget of $37.6 million needed to run government operations — including $22.974 million to operate public schools. The board of supervisors’ public hearing on the budget, which is an increase of $3.6 million over the current fiscal year, goes before a […]

Taxing times that are worth it in Floyd County

My story in today’s Floyd Press reports on the County Board of Supervisors approving the five-cent increase in property tax to help fund a $34 million budget for fiscal 2016, which starts on July 1. The approval comes with the first-ever vote on a tax increase by Indian Valley Supervisor Fred Gerald, who noted that […]

Praise and thanks for a tax increase

Tax increases normally bring out angry residents who oppose such hikes but that was not the case at the public hearing on a proposed five-cent additional levy in real estate taxes for Floyd County.

A bold, needed step by Floyd County Supervisors

Floyd County Supervisors are proposing to raise real estate taxes by five cents — setting a rate of 55 cents per $100 in assessed property tax values. For a $200,000 assessed home, that would means about $100 a year more in taxes — $8.33 a month.  The tax hike helps pay for an additional $1.2 […]

Home ain’t worth what it once was

For the first time I’ve owed property throughout my life, the value of that property decreased in valuation from a reassessment. The assessments of our property in Floyd County went down — not a lot but enough to raise eyebrows at our house this year. Wingate and Associates, the company reassessing real estate for the […]