Assistant City Attorney Scott Hastey said the replacement would save Doraville homeowners money.
“The amount, of course, changes based on the value of the property, but in almost every situation, it (savings) will be a much larger amount than the $25,000,” he said during the meeting.
At the same meeting, the council unanimously approved a millage rate of 9.5, which is a slight reduction from last year’s rate. Because of increasing property values, the city will still collect about $700,000 extra in property tax revenue. The additional revenue would have been $936,000 if the millage rate had not decreased.