Quorum Court To Decide Ambulance Fee
Posted: September 30, 2013 at 1:59 a.m.
Benton County’s Quorum Court is to vote on a proposed $85 fee for rural ambulance service, but one justice of the peace wants the court to consider a property tax increase as an alternative.
At A Glance
The Benton County Quorum Court can impose a property tax millage of up to 5 mills to support the county’s general fund and up to 3 mills to support the county’s Road Department. The general fund millage is at 5 mills. The county’s road millage is currently set at 1.9 mills, leaving 1.1 mills available for the Quorum Court to use at the court’s discretion. The Quorum Court has chosen in the past to subsidize the Road Department’s operations from the county’s general fund rather than increasing the road millage. For 2013, the county budgeted a transfer of $2,445,224 from the general fund to the road fund.
Source: Benton County
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