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Millage rate hearings set


Millage rate hearings set

The City of Carrollton Board of Education has announced intentions to hold its millage, or tax, rate the same for the fifth consecutive year, although this action will still result in an increase of the 2021 property taxes levied this year by 2.38 percent over the rollback millage rate.
Each year, the Carroll County Board of Tax Assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment. 
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred. 
The budget adopted by the City of Carrollton Board of Education requires a millage rate slightly higher than the rollback millage rate; therefore, before the City of Carrollton Board of Education may set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express opinions on the increase. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the City of Carrollton Board of Education Board Room, 106 Trojan Drive, Carrollton, Georgia 30117, on July 12, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at City of Carrollton Board of Education Board Room, 106 Trojan Drive, Carrollton, Georgia 30117, on July 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. and August 5, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. 
The proposed millage rate of 18.50 has held steady for the past five years. Revenue generated from the anticipated 2.38 percent increase will be used to support the restoration of school-level positions cut back during the pandemic and the continuation of health and sanitation measures put in place last year to ensure student safety, according to Dr. Mark Albertus, superintendent. The board is expected to cast a formal vote on the millage rate at its regular monthly meeting on August 10, also held at the board office, at 6 p.m.