Canton keeps tax rate at city’s lowest

Canton city officials are keeping the tax rate at 5.4 mills, the lowest in the city’s history, according to Mayor Bill Grant in a statement.

With the new fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, the 2023 budget includes up to a 20% increase in employee benefits and an increase in the minimum starting wage to $20 per hour for the city’s hourly employees.

Among the capital projects to be completed by Sept. 30, 2023 are:

  • sidearm enhancements for the Canton Police Department.
  • the Etowah River Trail System Westward Connector (Heritage Park to Boling Park).
  • water pollution control plant expansion.
  • flocculator replacement and intake screen projects at the Bobby Bishop Water Treatment Plant.
  • an automated meter infrastructural enhancement program.
  • a booster pump station at Canton-Cherokee Industrial Park.

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