While the county Board of Equalization continues hearing appeals of new property appraisals this week, Mayor Bob Rial said Monday that an overall decrease in property values is going to result in the property tax rate going up. Assessor of Property Gail Wren said Monday night that the preliminary estimate from a six-year reappraisal program shows overall property values in Dickson County decreasing by about 1.5 percent. Rial said the preliminary estimate for a certified tax rate shows that it will take a 6-cent increase to generate the same amount of property taxes as last year, moving the county’s rate from $2.85 to $2.91. But through savings and restructuring of the county’s debt, the mayor said he was able to build an anticipated 3-cent loss into his budget. The 2013-14 county general budget proposes to collect about $130,000 less in property tax revenue, which Rial said he had hoped would be enough to offset as much as a 3-cent increase in the certified tax rate. The Board of Equalization is scheduled to complete its hearings this week and once adjustments from appeals are factored in, a certified tax rate should be available next week for the county and each municipality to finalize their 2013-14 budget plans. White Bluff officials have said preliminary figures show the town’s property tax rate likely to increase a little more than a penny from 43.97 cents to 45.41 cents. Charlotte officials said the early data shows the town’s tax rate likely to go up about a penny from 17 cents to 18.16 cents. Dickson, Burns and Vanleer officials have not yet said how the preliminary figures will affect their tax rates.