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Sumter County Residents Face Property Tax Hike

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Golf Cart Bridge, The Villages. Photo: Ebyabe

Sumter County commissioners voted to increase property taxes for the first time in 14 years. The millage is jumping about 24% to $6.70 per $1,000 of assessed value. 

The increase will help pay for services like roads and fire services in a rapidly urbanizing county. 

Sumter County administrator Bradley Arnold joins Intersection to explain why commissioners decided to increase taxes now, and how services will be paid for in the future. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »