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Hall approves $276M budget, rolls back tax rate
Hall County Board of Commissioners
Zach Propes, Hall County's financial services director, presents on the county's budget Tuesday. Commissioners approved the budget and rollback general fund millage rate for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. - photo by Megan Reed

Hall County’s budget for the next fiscal year, starting July 1, was approved Tuesday, June 25.

Hall County will be going with the rolled back general fund millage rate of 5.098 mills, after commissioners unanimously approved the new tax rate and budget on Tuesday.

One mill is equal to $1 for each $1,000 in assessed property value. The rolled back tax rate adjusts for increased assessed property values in the county.

The next fiscal year begins July 1.

The total budget is $276.7 million, a 2.5% increase from the current year. Hall has seen some growth and a strong economy over the past year, leading to increases in revenues from some sources like property taxes, sales taxes and the ad valorem tax.

The Fiscal Year 2020 budget allocates $56.9 million for capital projects. Those improvements include road, sewer system and building improvements, vehicle and ambulance replacements, and technology and software.

New employees will include five deputies for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and two kennel workers at the Hall County Animal Shelter. County employees will get a 2% salary raise and a 1% increase in their retirement matches.

Commissioners also unanimously approved the millage rate for the Hall County Schools Board of Education, which sets its own rate but needs approval from the county. The school system’s rate is 17.55 mills, the lowest tax rate since 2012 but still higher than the full rollback rate of 17.049.

The budget is available on the Hall County website.