Decatur’s Communication Specialist Renae Madison sends along this announcement…
At their regular meeting on May 16, 2016, the Decatur City Commission adopted a tentative millage rate of 10.68 mills for general operations, capital improvements and downtown development authority operations. This is a reduction from the 2015 millage rate of 11.08 mills; however due to property reassessments, this will represent an average increase of 2.91% in property taxes. This increase is consistent with new development and home sale data tracked by the City. The State’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights requires that this increase be advertised. For property that was not reassessed, there should be a decrease in property taxes.
The Decatur City Commission will hold public hearings regarding this issue on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.; Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.; and, Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:30pm. The final millage will be set at the Decatur City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2016. All meetings are held in the City Commission Meeting room, Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street, Decatur. For more information, contact Meredith Roark, Budget & Performance Measurement Manager or Andrea Arnold, Assistant City Manager at (404) 370-4102 or visit the City’s website at www.decaturga.com/budget.
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