With strong support from the Barrow County Board of Commissioners, the county government tax rates will climb 23-25 percent, depending on whether one lives inside or outside the city limits of Winder. The BOC tentatively endorsed the county budget for FY2013 Tuesday. Following three public hearings this month, the final budget is scheduled for adoption on Sept. 25. The new fiscal year starts six days after that on Oct. 1. The move will be the first tax hike since 2007.
For the full story, see the Sept. 5 issue of the Barrow Journal.