Water managers support lower millage rate
Sneak this one past us will you?
Too little too late.
The governing board for St. Johns River Water Management District — which included Lake — on Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers.
The tentative 0.3164 millage rate would result in $81.8 million in revenue that would be part of a total $141.9 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins Oct. 1, 2014, according to a press release from Hank Largin, the district’s public communications coordinator. The budget also is funded through state, federal and other district sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees).
The millage rate adopted by the board is approximately 3.6 percent less than the current year’s tax rate.
When the rainy season is over, the sinkhole season will start-up once again until you stop selling our drinking water to the highest bidder, plain and simple.
When Governor Charlie Crist gets back into office, your days are numbered.