Century Set To Increase Property Taxes To Meet Increased Budget

September 22, 2020

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

The town is proposing a $4.14 million budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021, up  from $3.63 million during the current fiscal year. The tentative millage rate of .9204 is about 5% greater than the rolled-back rate of .8759.

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 Florida law as a tax increase.

The tentative budget and tax rate were approved by a 4-0 vote Monday night. Council member Sandra McMurray-Jackson but was unable to mute her phone in the Zoom meeting in order to vote.

The budget and tax rate will be up for a final vote at 6:01 p.m. next Monday, September 28.


12 Responses to “Century Set To Increase Property Taxes To Meet Increased Budget”

  1. cdpjr on September 24th, 2020 8:46 am

    Start taxing all the drugs and drug dealers That no one ever wants to talk about or do anything about. Then Century would be one of the riches towns in NW Florida.
    Big companies have tried to come to Century and start up a business BUT… not enough “locals” want a job to sustain a business. Drugs, welfare and food stamps are the main staple in Century.. JMHO

  2. M in Bratt on September 23rd, 2020 8:21 am

    I don’t know what everybody expects, they have been trying to borrow themselves out of debt. Now they will try taxing themselves to prosperity. Meanwhile, the poor citizens of Century that keep electing them are the ones that suffer.

  3. chris on September 22nd, 2020 2:43 pm

    “The people of Century are trapped in incompatentcy” When referring to incompetency, spelling is important.

  4. A.W.Thompsob on September 22nd, 2020 10:46 am

    Aight then how about opening the city hall back up so we can at least get a receipt when we pay our gas and water bill.People are no longer drinking the corona koolaid.A.W. Thompson

  5. chris on September 22nd, 2020 9:43 am

    Tax and spend you way to extinction.

  6. SW on September 22nd, 2020 8:55 am

    Instead of cutting the budget, they raise taxes on what folks and businesses are left?
    Smart. Not.

  7. tax payer on September 22nd, 2020 8:48 am

    City Council members need raise.

  8. sam on September 22nd, 2020 8:31 am

    is there a need to raise the taxes? the money the town gets is not being used wisely. no one in a position of authority knows where it goes. tell us where the money is being spent. it sure isn’t used for infrastructure, they don’t know who pays for water and gas. vote no.

  9. tg on September 22nd, 2020 8:30 am

    The people of Century are trapped in incompatentcy.

  10. Alan on September 22nd, 2020 7:31 am

    We finally have something the council can all agree on; Higher taxes. Time to pay for the last decade of incompetence and corruption. And one increase is not going to get them there. You can be there will be others.

    Why the citizens do not get together and vote to unincorporate and return control back to the county is something I don’t understand.

  11. Maurice Austin Jr. on September 22nd, 2020 7:31 am

    Where is all this money going because there is nothing up there in Century. Look back at all the money the politicians have been granted. There aren’t even any childcare facilities or activities for children. Why not open up that mill on Jefferson Ave. to generate jobs or sale it to a company. They need businesses to boost their economy. Is anyone on board. You have to help yourself Century.

  12. At it again!!! on September 22nd, 2020 7:14 am

    That’s the fix….. Throw more tax payer money @ it. Typical. Some things never change.

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