The Suwannee River Water Management District governing board approved the draft FY 2008-09 Work Plan and Budget at its meeting Tuesday in Live Oak.
The proposed FY 2008-09 budget calls for a proposed millage rate of 0.4399 mills, or about 44 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. This rate remains unchanged from FY 2007-08.
The total proposed budget is $72.1 million, a 12 percent decrease from FY 2007-08 budget of $81.9 million.
A final public hearing on the 2008-09 budget will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Live Oak. Following public comment the governing board will adopt a final budget.