Henry Co. Budget Committee to recommend tax increase

The Henry County Budget Committee will recommend a three-cent property tax increase when the Henry County Commission meets next week.

The proposal would increase the tax rate from $2.06 to $2.09 per $100 accessed valuation and would be used in the county’s general fund.

Each additional penny on the tax rate produces around $60,500.

The $12 million general fund budget includes a 2% pay increase for most county employees and will require $266,000 from the unappropriated fund balance.