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Chatham County still plans to move forward with transportation tax project

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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — Chatham County is still looking to put a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) question on the ballot this year.

The tax would support transportation service projects in the county.

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Chatham County approves fire tax for unincorporated residents, but won’t collect quite yet

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About 10,000 county residents may have to pay a fire tax after Chatham Commissioners approved a number of measures to better fund and delineate Chatham Emergency Services’ borders of service.

The decision, made Dec. 29, does not implement a new tax, but amended the laws to allow for Chatham County to include fire taxes in the next fiscal year budget. The change replaces any fees paid by residents directly to Chatham Emergency Services. “It’s an invisible change,” explained County Manager Lee Smith said at the meeting.

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Coastal Georgia county to tax residents for fire service

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of coastal Georgia’s largest county will tax residents in unincorporated areas to provide fire service, abandoning a plan to try to force people to pay what have been voluntary subscriptions.

The Savannah Morning News reports that Chatham County commissioners voted Friday to cover $11.5 million in costs of Chatham Fire, a private group, out of county reserves. The county will then impose a fee on property tax bills for residents in unincorporated areas to recover the costs.

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