The Carroll County Board of Supervisor received some good news: although Class A, B and C timber dropped four percent, the overall assessed value of real and personal property increased by $432,567 between 2019 and 2018.
Tax assessor Wilton Neal presented the figures to the Carroll County Supervisors Monday in Carrollton. In 2018, the county was assessed at $59,939,632. In 2019, it increased to $60,372,199, a difference of $432,567.
Beat 1 Supervisor Jim Neill asked him how would Delta Edge, the new solar plant coming to Carroll County affect taxes. Neal said the land the solar plant will be on is now classified as rural use land but will be classified as commercial land and the county will get the market price.
The solar plant will sit on 300 acres in Valley Hill.
“Lamar County finally collected taxes and they collected $1 million dollars,” Neal said. He said the taxes the county will collect from the solar plant will be put to good use in the future.
The board also heard from Emergency Management and Civil Defense Director Ken Strachan who said he’s preparing to apply for a Homeland Security grant.
“It’ll help the sheriff’s department and the EOC,” Strachan said. “There’s a big list, about a mile long of stuff and I’m going to sit down with Sheriff Clint Walker and Chief Deputy Adam Eubanks and see what it is that they need.”
He said he’s applied for the grant before and received $40,000 working with the former mayor of Vaiden.
“Whether we get $40 or $40,000 it’s still more than what we had to start with,” he said.
Also, the board:
• Approved travel reimbursement for Miriam Dockery to attend a convention in September.
•Approved a grant resolution for a Community Facilities Program grant and authorized Chris Pope with North Central Planning and Development to advertise for public hearing for the purchase of a work truck that will be used to haul equipment for Beat 4 Supervisor Claude Fluker.