Ashley County Quorum Court adopted an ordinance to provide for the levy of ad valorem taxes of real and personal property for the year 2020 during its monthly meeting last week.

Taxpayers will not see an increase in ad valorem collections this year.

The body adopts the ordinance annually to set the property taxes. The rates for the county levy for 2021 included a general county government levy for .0050, a road tax for .0014 and a library tax that is exclusive of the municipality of Crossett for .0009. 

The Public Education Levy included the Hamburg School District at a rate of .03950, the Crossett School District at .03997 and the Montrose School District .0360.

The Municipal General Levy included a .0050 tax for each of the seven towns including Crossett, Fountain Hill, Hamburg, Montrose, Parkdale, Portland and Wilmot.

The Municipal Special Levy included the Crossett Library at a rate of .0024, The Crossett Fireman Retirement at .0003, the Montrose Fireman Retirement at a rate of .0003 and the Portland Fireman Retirement at a rate of .0004.

The ordinance also noted that the City Road Tax is divided by half with the exception of Hamburg City which receives two-thirds of the collection.

The justices adopted the levy unanimously.

In other news, the Quorum set a budget meeting for 1 p.m. Nov. 23.

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