Have an opinion on the new county budget and tax rates? You can give the Floyd County Board of Supervisors a piece of your mind Wednesday at 7 p.m. at a public hearing at the County Administration Building on Oxford Street.

County Administrator Dan Campbell will outline the budget for the next fiscal year (which begins on July 1) and the proposed tax rate of 47 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed property valuation (down from 60 cents to adjust for assessment increases).

The new tax rate and assessments have already been applied for the taxes for the first half of 2010 — due on June 5 and some county residents saw their taxes go up even with the lowered rate while others saw a drop in taxes.

The budget hearing is the final step before the board formally approves the new budget and sets the tax rate.

Public hearings, as a general rule, don’t draw much of a crowd in Floyd County, unless the topic is a proposed leash law on dogs.

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