March 28, 2011
Photo by J.D. Sumner
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Despite a shrinking tax digest, county commissioners seem determined not to raise the property tax millage rate.
Dougherty County officials are recommending a mixture of cuts and revenue enhancement opportunities.- J.D. Sumner, government writer
Under the plan, county employees would get paid on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New year's Day, but Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Presidents Day would be unpaid.
Dougherty County commissioners may be asking representatives of boards to which they appoint members to periodically appear before the commission to talk about what their respective boards are doing. The discussion was prompted by last week's action by the Federal Trade Commission regarding the county's purchase of Palmyra Medical Center and the Hospital Authority's role.
The impact on local government is likely to be 'significant,' officials say.
The market is slated to open May 28th.