County affirms school millage, board appointments
Published 9:00 am Friday, July 21, 2023
On Tuesday, the Troup County Board of Commissioners affirmed the millage rate set by the Troup County Board of Education.
School System CFO Scott Burckbuchler presented the proposed millage at 17.35 mills. The millage will remain the same as in 2022 when it was reduced for the first time since 2005 from 18.85 mills.
The approval is largely a formality. The Troup County Board of Commissioners has no say in the school system’s millage rate but must formally sign off on it.
County Attorney Jerry Willis explained that the Board of Education is solely responsible for setting their millage rate. The commissioners have to affirm the rate because, under state law, the county has the right and authority to levy the tax, and the school board does not, he said.
The school system’s millage was unanimously affirmed, 3-0 with Commissioner Ellis Cadenhead absent.
In other business, the commissioners:
4Approved the purchase of two pickup trucks for Troup County Parks and Recreation from GM Auto Gallery in LaGrange for $78,790.
4Approved a Beer and Wine License Application for Shelina Babwani at 7755 West Point Road.
4Reappointed Brenda Royster to the Family and Children’s Services Board of Directors.
4Reappointed Michael Meredith to the Pathways Center Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Disease Community Service Board for a three-year term
4Reappointed Michael Strickland to the Region 4 EMS Council for a three-year term
4Reappointed Jasmine Johnson to the Region 6 Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council for a three-year term.
4Reappointed Lonnie Thornton to the Troup County Public Facilities Authority for a three-year term.
4Reappointed Dustin Jones to the Troup County Public Facilities Authority for a three-year term.
4Reappointed James Emery to the West Central Georgia Broadband Joint Development Authority for four-year term.
4Appointed Kim Myers appointment to the Troup County Library Board to fill an unexpired term.