Century Set To Increase Property Taxes

September 7, 2019

The Town of Century is raising taxes for the upcoming fiscal year in order to meet an increased budget.

The town is proposing a $3.63 million budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020, up slightly from $3.43 million during the current fiscal year. The tentative millage rate of .9204 is about 10% greater than the rolled-back rate of .8361.

The rolled-back rate is the tax rate that would generate the same amount of property tax revenue as approved for the prior year. A millage rate higher than the rolled-back rate is defined by the state of Florida as a tax increase.

Century also increased property taxes during the current fiscal year.

NorthEscambia.com file photo.

Comments

21 Responses to “Century Set To Increase Property Taxes”

  1. Shawn on September 10th, 2019 11:32 am

    Im sorry but why do I want to keep paying higher taxes when they cant fix my road deteriorating away and the large potholes and water pipes and flooding in my area? Crock of crap is what it is!!!

  2. Omg on September 10th, 2019 10:25 am

    When is the people gonna band together and get those officials out of office. They been lining there pockets for years and as always they want the residents of century to bail them out again.to pay again so they can cover up the monies they have already stolen.Its time for the people to call for a clean sweep investigation of all of them.

  3. Wayne on September 8th, 2019 8:59 am

    Raising property taxes to try and cover up a bankrupt ( morally,ethically and financially, shows how inept this town is being mismanaged..and has for decades…
    Hawkins is like Jack and the beanstalk story.
    Trying to plant a seed and call it gold.
    The state of Florida is no better for letting it go on and on

  4. David on September 8th, 2019 8:20 am

    More money can be made and kept, if we get rid of Hawkins and the whole town council

  5. John on September 8th, 2019 8:19 am

    If i were a property owner in Century, i would list, to see if i could get a buyer.

  6. John Bodie on September 8th, 2019 12:18 am

    Wow. This government body that’s supposed to be running this town is always goofing up it seems.how in the world does someone get free gas for years or whatever? They always appear to be having a financial mess , why ? Where did these officials come from that are suppose to be running the show ? Lol. If they are not working out, let’s get some new ones. Simple.

  7. john on September 7th, 2019 6:51 pm

    #1 rule to real estate investing, Location, Location, Location. That also includes your geopolitical stuff!

  8. Laughing on September 7th, 2019 6:29 pm

    Ask not what your town can do for you…

  9. Bob on September 7th, 2019 4:30 pm

    STOP voting in the same people.

  10. Don on September 7th, 2019 1:31 pm

    How Long are the Good Folks in Century going to put up with this No Accountability Form of Government Just Sad.

  11. Chelleepea on September 7th, 2019 10:24 am

    I would have thought they would cut the budget ??? They were already spending beyond their means………….

  12. sam on September 7th, 2019 8:59 am

    you had to know this was coming. terrible city management, people not paying their gas and water bills and guess who pays? you can bet we won’t get to vote on this one.

  13. tg on September 7th, 2019 8:18 am

    We mismanage and you pay the price. I guess you will get out and vote next time.

  14. retired on September 7th, 2019 8:10 am

    got to pay for that FREE gas somehow.

  15. Edwin Reynolds on September 7th, 2019 7:58 am

    The audit 3 million short in general fund 1.5 million short In gas funds 25 different check accounts what being done about that where did money go what’s going on this happen that’s the state audit

  16. Anne on September 7th, 2019 7:35 am

    Can’t wait to see the responses to this bit of information, WOW.

    Town of Century cannot file their financial reports on time with the State, can’t pay the employees on time and fully for work already done, is in the hole over the gas income, the list of what it Fails to do is long.

    How do the folks setting the Higher Taxes even manage to sleep at night?
    Answer to that is, Likely they sleep very well.

    Oh, my goodness, how do the people get out from under the M-E-SS that is Century?

  17. Richard Harris on September 7th, 2019 7:15 am

    Because they manage the money they have so well.

  18. James on September 7th, 2019 7:02 am

    I’m sure the citizens of Century will see great results from this tax increase, as in great corruption, great ignorance, and great ineptitude.

  19. Dave on September 7th, 2019 6:34 am

    I quess somone has a trip planned or one someone needs another interest free loan to prop up thier personal business. Interest free for them because the fine people of Century will be paying the intererst. Maybe this is part of a share the wealth program. We all give up part of our income to pay for trips, loans, free gas and lawsuits.

  20. SW on September 7th, 2019 2:44 am

    Ridiculous.
    More taxes.
    Same services.
    Same mismanagement.

  21. resident on September 7th, 2019 1:36 am

    We think it will still be a better deal than going to EREC for water and ECUA for sewer..looks like per audit they are addressing other issues.





Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) NorthEscambia.com reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.