The FY10 Mayor’s Recommended Budget has been submitted to the Commission for review as required by law. The Mayor’s Recommended Budget proposes a millage rate of 13.20 for 2009, an increase of 0.25 of a mill. The final decision related to property taxes for 2009 will be included as part of the adoption of the FY10 Budget scheduled for June 2, 2009. Pursuant to the requirements of Georgia Law (OCGA 48-5-32), three public hearings will be held during May to comply with the Taxpayer Bill of Rights:
The FY10 Mayor’s Recommended Budget can be reviewed on Athens-Clarke County’s Web site at www.athensclarkecounty.com. Copies of the FY10 Recommended Budget are also available for public inspection during normal office hours at the following locations: Office of the Manager, Room 304, City Hall; Athens Regional Library, 2025 Baxter Street; and the Clerk of Commission’s Office, Room 204, City Hall. For more information on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, visit the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Web Site at http://www.etax.dor.ga.gov/ptd/adm/taxguide/rights.aspx.
- Hearing #1 – Wednesday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Planning Auditorium at 120 W. Dougherty Street.
- Hearing #2 – Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Planning Auditorium at 120 W. Dougherty Street.
- Hearing #3 – Thursday, May 21 at 6:45 p.m. in the City Hall Commission’s Chambers at 301 College Avenue.
Property tax increase proposed
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