Metter City Council has called for three public hearings, as required by Georgia law, for a 2019 property tax increase of .362 percent over the rollback millage rate. The recommended millage rate of 11.983 mills is the same rate that was adopted for FY19.
The first hearing will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) at City Hall. A third hearing will be held Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m., also at City Hall. Immediately following the Sept. 11 hearing, a called meeting will be held to adopt the final millage rate.
The FY20 Recommended Budget for the City will be available for public inspection during normal office hours beginning Wednesday, September 4, at City Hall.
Summary information on the FY20 Recommended Budget can also be found at the city’s website www.metter-candler.com.
Because the budget adopted by the City requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate, the City is required to have the three hearings before the millage rate can be finalized.