FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Williamson County officials held a public meeting on a proposed property tax rate increase.
If passed, it would be the first increase the county has seen in more than 10 years. Property taxes would increase five percent, which would be about 11 cents for every $100.
It was introduced by the board for Williamson County Schools and passed second reading by the county's Budget Committee, with members saying the increase was needed to help fund the school system's operating budget, which includes things like salaries for teachers, administrative staff and board of education employees.
The County Commission is set to vote on it July 8.