The public hearing June 10 on the adoption of Fayette County’s $74 million Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget was little more than a formality. Commissioners heard no input, pro or con, from the public on the upcoming budget and ended the hearing nearly as quickly as it began.
A $1 million decrease from the current budget is accompanied by a nearly 8 percent decrease in the tax digest and falling sales tax revenues. Local property taxes generate approximately 61 percent of total revenues. Nonetheless, commissioners are not planning to increase property taxes to offset the losses. Read More»