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NO TAX INCREASE FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY RESIDENTS

Mary Liz Nolan

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NO TAX INCREASE FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY RESIDENTS

Columbia County Commissioners approved a $190 million budget Tuesday for the new fiscal year that begins soon, and the good news is there’s no property tax increase for residents.

There’s a 6 percent increase in the general fund, primarily because 23 positions were added in the county in the past year.

Officials say they didn’t have to increase taxes once department heads trimmed their individual budget requests.