Okeechobee County tax rate proposed at 8.0 mills

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OKEECHOBEE — At their Sept. 11 meeting, Okeechobee County commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed millage rate and county budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

The proposed budget of $102,482,006 includes $61,759,858 million in expenses and $40,722,148 reserves.

The proposed property tax rate of 8.0 mills would generate $20,424,003 in ad valorem taxes.

On mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of taxable property value.

No members of the public spoke at the hearing.

The final budget will be adopted following a hearing on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 5:01 p.m. in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second Street.

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