After discussing a possible 3 mil hike at their last meeting, Jones County Commissioners voted 3-1 Monday to keep the millage rate the same.
According to Commission Chairman Preston Hawkins, commissioners voted to keep the budget the same as last year.
He said they hope to keep projects for the development authority and the recreation department going through grant money.
Commission Vice-Chair Tommy Robinson was the one dissenter among the commissioners. He says even with the same budget as last year, people whose homes lost value will still pay the same amount in taxes, effectively "paying more" in taxes for the same property.