The Dade County Board of Commissioners conducted on July 2 its first official reading of the new ordinances voted on during the last election.
Dade County citizens voted “yes” to Sunday alcohol sales, which allows businesses to sell alcohol on Sundays, and liquor by the drink sales. The Board did not read the ordinances verbatim but instead restated the purposes of these laws and mentioned that a second reading will occur next month.
The Board informed the public that consolidation sheets, which are used to calculate the millage rate, will arrive July 7. On July 15, the Board will conduct the first and second public hearings for the millage rate with the third hearing starting on July 22. On July 30, the rate will be approved.
“I don’t know if we’ll see any tax increase – knock on wood,” County Executive Ted Rumley said.