By CARL SMITH
Supervisors will have their first glimpse of county property values for the incoming budget year Monday during their 9 a.m. meeting at the county courthouse
Tax Assessor Allen Morgan will present an appraisal on the county tax rolls that morning, a report he said will show slightly improved numbers from last year. County Administrator Don Posey said last fiscal yearâ€™s assessment was valued at over $330.4 million, a number which included various property assessments, license plate sales and public utilities.
Morgan said he was not prepared to provide a ballpark assessment to the media Friday.
â€śWeâ€™ve added some new growth and improvement â€¦ some new apartments,â€ť Morgan said.
The board will also open bids for soil-cement materials and pile driving estimates which the county could use when needed as its four-year road plan continues. Soil-cement mix is used when laying a base for road improvements, County Road Manager Victor Collins said, while pile driving is used when repairing bridgesâ€™ support systems.
â€śThe county usually gets contract quotes on these services so we can use them when we need to,â€ť Posey said. â€śWe usually take bids every year on a per-mile basis (for soil-cement materials) so that when we get ready to pave, we donâ€™t have to bid every road individually.â€ť
Collins said his monthly road report will include updates on Wade Road. In the countyâ€™s four-year road plan, officials planned to pave 2.4 miles of the road this year. Wade road projects were left over from the countyâ€™s previous road plan due to funding and weather issues.
In March, Collins he is confident his department can accomplish the new plan.