Jackson County Commissioners will begin their budget talks later this month for fiscal year 2019-20.

Their first workshop on the subject is set for Monday, July 22 at 9 a.m. and three more are expected follow on consecutive sessions through Thursday. The workshops sometimes last most of a day, sometimes the sessions are shorter, and the schedule is subject to change based on what’s accomplished from meeting to meeting.

The schedule is currently set to pick up again for five days on Monday, July 29 through Aug. 2. Thursday, Aug. 1 will include a special meeting during which the board is expected to set its proposed tentative millage, as well as a workshop. Aug. 2 is the day the board has set to advise the property appraiser of the proposed tentative millage.

Trim notices of the proposed millage will go out to property owners on Aug. 24.

On Monday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m., the board will hold its first public hearing on the tentative millage and just after that will also hold a public hearing on the proposed special assessment for the Compass Lake in the Hills subdivision. This annual fee assessment for property owners in the subdivision is in addition to their regular property taxes.

Other budget-related meetings will occur on several dates in September, including a Sept. 24 public hearing on the final millage proposed.

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