Austell to hold tax hearings on July 16

Austell residents will have two more opportunities to comment on whether they agree with a property tax increase.

Following the first public hearing on July 9, these hearings will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 16 in the Council Chambers, Austell City Hall, 2716 Broad St., Austell with the next Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 6.

The City Council tentatively has adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 7.69 percent, according to a city statement.

This proposed increase would result in a millage rate of 3.25 mills, an increase of .232 mills.

Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate would be no more than 3.018 mills.

However, in recent years, the millage rate has been 3.25 in 2017, 3.06 in 2016 to 2014 and 4 mills in 2013.

The proposed annual tax increase for a house with a fair market value of $100,000 would be about $9.28 and, for nonhomestead property with a fair market value of $300,000, around $27.84.


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