The City of Quincy’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board met in a special meeting on Tuesday, September 24th to discuss details of the contract of its resigning director, Charles Hayes. Hayes gave the board members a letter of resignation on September 9th as a beginning point of his 30-day notice of termination of his contract. In it, he requested that the period be 45 days instead, to help give the board time to hunt for someone to succeed him. The board denied the 45 days and an additional request for payment of annual and sick leave.
In its first public budget hearing, Gadsden County commissioners have set next year’s tax rate at 8.9064 mils (the same as last year) with a budget total (including constitutional officers) of $42,953,389.
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The Quincy commission set their 2013-2014 millage rate at their meeting on Tuesday, September 11th. The ‘rolled-back’ ad valorem tax revenue millage rate of 4.6552 will provide slightly less ad valorem tax revenue for the city for the next fiscal year.
Thomas Dewayne Ponder was apprehended by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) with assistance from the Leon County Aviation Unit and ACI K-9 teams Friday night after he escaped from a county court facility. [Full Story »]