The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget on Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will immediately follow the governing board’s regular monthly meeting, which will be held at a special time, beginning at 3 p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend and provide input.
The proposed budget of $56 million is $14 million less than the current budget of $70 million. The proposed millage of 0.4399 is 6 percent less than the rollback rate of 0.4654.
Property taxes paid to the District fund numerous public services including access to public lands, springs protection, water monitoring programs and water supply planning.
A final public hearing will be held Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m., at which time the budget will be adopted. Both budget hearings will take place at the District’s Headquarters at the corner of US 90 and CR 49, just east of Live Oak. For more information call 800-226-1066 or 386-362-1001.