Lamar County Supervisors approve 2013 budget

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Lamar County Board of Supervisors approved their 2013 budget and set their tax levy for the 2013 fiscal year Tuesday.

The budget contains a little less expenditures than last year and there is no increase in the millage rate, which translates into no increase in property tax.

The school district in Lamar County will also not have a millage increase, though there will be a slight increase in the Lumberton School District.

The expenditure budget is about $36-million-dollars, with a cash carry-over of $10-million.

The Lamar County Supervisors have not had a millage increase in the last eight-years.

"The supervisors have made an emphasis on reducing any debt and they've done a good job of that in the last eight-years," said Chuck Bennett, County Administrator. "We just try to levy some of our cash with grants and we've been fortunate we've seen growth each year."

The 2013 budget goes into effect Oct. 1.

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