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County tax rate remains unchanged
Commission passes 2014-15 budget
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The DeKalb County Commission voted unanimously to pass a final spending plan Monday night, approving a $43,847,750 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The plan calls for no tax increase, and the county property tax rate will remain at $1.62 per $1,000 of assessed value.

"This is pretty much the same budget we had last year," said County Mayor Mike Foster. "There is very little in the way of changes."

While appropriations for the 2014-15 county budget total $42,208,422, one cent of the tax rate generates $42,953 in local money with a 7.7 percent delinquency rate figured into the equation.

The County General fund receives 82 cents of the $1.62 collected; the Highway/Public Works Department gets three cents; General Capital Projects accounts for 10 cents; 12 cents goes to debt service; and the General Purpose School Budget takes 55 cents.

Local sales tax increased last year, with the 2013-14 number coming in at $3,729,940.15, up from $3,556,607.65 the previous year.