There will be a third and final public hearing at 5 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, prior to the August Walton County Board of Commissioners meeting. According to Walton County BOC Chairman, there were not many people in attendance at the first two meetings. This is the last chance for Walton County residents to voice their opinion on the proposed millage rate increase prior to the vote, which at the proposed rate will increase property taxes by 5:31 percent.
According to officials with the BOC, if approved this will result in a millage rate of 11.325 mills, which in an increase of .571 mills. Without an increase in rate, the millage would be no more than 10.754 mills. Officials say the proposed tax increase would be a $34.26 increase in tax for a home with a fair market value of $150,000 and $28.55 for a non-homestead property with a fair market value of $125,000. This increase is for the incorporated cities of Loganville, Monroe and Social Circle.
The regular BOC meeting will follow at 6 p.m. at the Historic Walton County Courthouse, 111 S. Broad St. in Monroe. The public is invited to attend both meetings. The full agenda follows:
2.01 West Walton 5/6 All-stars State Champions
3. Meeting Opening
3.01 Pledge of Allegiance & Invocation
3.02 Call to Order
5. Unfinished Business
5.01 Decision on Parks & Recreation Updated Rental Fee Schedule
5.02 Request from Shawn Leftwich, CEO, HBH Highly Favor for discount for rental of space at Meridian Community Center
6. Planning Commission Recommendations
6.01 Approval of CU17050004 – Conditional Use – 2.59 acres to convert storage building into a guest house – Applicant/Owner: Matthew F & Wendy Genske – 5349 Waterport Drive – Map/Parcel N028E010 – District 3
6.02 Approval of ZCU17050007 – Rezone/Conditional Use – 7.15 acres for alteration to zoning conditions to remove OSC & obtain use for the 4 lots to be a private drive subdivision – Applicant/Owner: Omar Glam– Round Rock Court – Map/Parcel N012B041, 40, 39, 38 – District 3
6.03 Approval of Z17050015 – Rezone 20.22 acres from A2 to M1 to allow parking of semi-trailers & heavy equipment – Applicant: William M. Crowe/Owner: J.N. Williamson % Miriam Skiles – L & P Parkway – Map/Parcel C1370027
6.04 Approval of Z17050016 w/ Conditions – Rezone 10.26 acres from A/B3 to B3 to expand copart facility – Temporary storage of vehicles– Applicant: Buckley Carson/Owner: JC Property Management LLC – 6025 Georgia Hwy 20 – Map/Parcel C0070013 – District 2
7.01 City of Monroe – 48 acres – 1050 Good Hope Road (Georgia Hwy. 83)
8. Administrative Consent Agenda
8.01 Monthly Financial Matters, Contracts & Approval of Meeting Minutes
9.01 FY 2018 Budget Amendments
9.02 Adopting County Millage Rates for 2017
10. Human Resources
10.01 Approval of Public Information Officer/Webmaster position to Walton County Pay and Classification Plan
11.01 September 12, 2017 – Regular Monthly Meeting – 6:00 p.m.