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Proposed Property Tax Increase to 13.33 Mills

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Frank Baia
Mon Aug 11 2014, 07:43pm
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Public meetings will be held at the Community Building on August 13 and 20 with residents for a proposed property tax increase to 13.33 Mills. To read full details, click here: link What is your opinion about the proposed increase?
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Dutch Uncle
Thu Aug 14 2014, 03:29am
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13.33...are you serious? Sounds like the budget needs a close look. A rate of 13.33 must be a misprint, unless spending is out of control.
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Thu Aug 14 2014, 08:11pm
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It's a proposed 24.46% property tax millage rate increase.

That does not include any increases from a possible increase in taxes from Fulton or Cherokee County. These counties have either already raised taxes or are in the process of reviewing the property tax valuations in Mountain Park
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Thu Aug 14 2014, 09:50pm
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The overview pages of the budget totals were presented last night at the meeting. Here is the detail for the overview pages -- a complete line item budget to see the proposed spending by each of the city's departments. The complete budget also shows amounts for each line item from 2011 through proposed 2015.
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Grandma's Kid
Wed Sep 03 2014, 09:01pm
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It doesn't do much, if any, good to complain about the tax rate unless there is a suggestion as to where to cut the budget. Once the budget is set it's a simple division problem to arrive at the mill rate. As I don't see anything in the budget that we should not spend money on I support the rate hike. That hike is very much preferable to going into debt to keep our town going. We're fortunate to have a mayor and council to do the hard work of arriving at the budget.

Grandma's Kid
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