Marietta will hold hearings on taxes

The Marietta City Council will hold three public hearings this month on increased property taxes.

However, the city council plans to keep the same millage rate of 6.046 that the city had last year, including no new tax increases, no new service fees and no service reductions, the city’s Communications Manager Lindsey Wiles said.

Hearings will be 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 15 and 9 a.m. July 22 in the Council Chamber, Marietta City Hall, 205 Lawrence St.

The state requires advertisements of a tax increase and three public hearings of any government taxing agency before taxes can be claimed on reassessed properties - even if the millage rate stays the same.

For Marietta, property taxes will increase by 4.15 percent over the rollback millage rate.

The rollback rate produces the same revenue that last year’s millage rate would have produced without property reassessments.