Barrow County’s revenue picture for the upcoming year may not be as dismal as expected.
Despite this summer’s countywide reassessment of 29,000 properties, most of which declined in value, the overall tax digest dropped by only 3.5 percent, according to Tax Commissioner Melinda Williams.
That is about half of the expected decline and could mean another $650,000 in property tax revenue for the county government in FY2010, according to internal auditor Marilyn Golightly.
However, the revenue forecast in the proposed budget for the new fiscal year will not be amended before Monday night's public hearing on the budget, she said.
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