The adjustment to the county’s property tax rate following a county-wide reappraisal program came in higher than expected, prompting the Dickson County Commission to postpone final approval of the 2013-14 budget Monday night. At a special session called to give final approval to the new spending plan, Mayor Bob Rial said that the official certified property tax rate announced Monday for Dickson County is $2.93, an eight-cent increase over the current $2.85 rate. The certified rate is determined to be the property tax rate that it will take to generate the same $25 million in revenue as the previous year due to an overall decrease in property values. Rial had said his budget proposal built in an anticipated reduction in property tax revenue that could offset a three-cent increase in the tax rate. But after getting a preliminary estimate of a $2.91 rate, Rial said last month it was obvious property values were going to decrease more than expected. Rial said Assessor of Property Gail Wren just received the official certified rate of $2.93 Monday, so he asked the commission for more time to evaluate the budget numbers before presenting the budget and tax resolutions for final approval. “We’ll set our own rate,” Rial said. “It’ll be less than that.” Rial said the final new tax rate will mean some residents will pay more in property taxes this year and some will pay less, depending on the changes to individual property values as a result of the reappraisal program. The commission plans to approve the budget and set the property tax rate at its July 15 regular session.