ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education decided to stand pat last week on the $2.15 million property tax revenue allocation shift in its proposed budget which will cost Rogersville taxpayers about $164,000 in lost revenue.
The issue is expected to be a topic of discussion this coming Monday afternoon when the Hawkins County Commission meets, presumably for the last time, before the proposed 2013-14 budget comes up for a vote before the full commission Sept 23.
The Hawkins County Commission met for a budget workshop the evening of Sept. 5, at the same time the Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting.
As a result, school and county commission officials haven’t been able to meet together since the Aug. 26 County Commission meeting when the proposed overall $97.475 million 2013-14 fiscal year Hawkins County budget was tabled for a month.
During that Aug. 26 meeting, it was revealed that a proposed shift in property tax revenue between the school system’s general fund and transportation fund, which has already been approved by the BOE, will reduce revenue for Rogersville and Kingsport.
See Wednesday’s print edition for an expanded version of this story.