Dickson County Commissioners will have to wait another week before possibly voting on a 2013-14 budget and setting the property tax rate for the county. Mayor Bob Rial canceled last night’s adjourned session after the county did not hear back from the Tennessee Department of Education regarding its review of the proposed budget. The mayor has scheduled a special session of the commission for Monday, prior to its regularly scheduled work session. The mayor had said Monday morning that the adjourned session would remain scheduled in case the state’s evaluation of whether the budget will meet Maintenance of Effort requirements was completed in time to be presented. But at 3 pm the mayor’s office sent out an email canceling the meeting. The special session is set for 7 pm Monday for the purpose of voting on a 2013-14 budget and setting the county’s property tax rate. Approval of the budget has been delayed while the Department of Education studies the county’s proposal to divert $800,000 in school funds for a debt payment to see if it satisfies the MOE requirements. Depending on the state’s opinion, either the school board or the county is going to have to deal with the loss of $800,000 in projected revenue. Rial has said he plans to recommend a new property tax rate of $2.90, which is three cents less than the state-certified rate following the countywide reappraisal. However, if the county ends up losing the $800,000 debt payment from schools, it could force an additional increase of 9-10 cents or the county might have to use some of its reserves to balance the budget.