clear
Wednesday June 20th, 2018 7:13AM
6:01AM ( 1 hour ago ) Weather Alert

Gainesville budget, millage rate ready for final approval

By Marc Eggers Anchor / Reporter

GAINESVILLE – The Gainesville City Council gave tentative approval at their work session this morning to the proposed FY 2019 budget that was presented to them late last month.  The measure will be placed on the agenda for final approval at the council’s voting session on Tuesday.

“There have been no changes made since the work session on May 31st and the council meeting on the fifth (June); everything that was presented then is identical, not one single item has been changed,” said Jeremy Perry, Chief Financial Officer for the city.

Little public opposition to the proposed budget was voiced at the required public hearings but some council members did report numerous conversations with their constituency about the proposed millage rate.

The sum total of the city’s millage rate will be 3.364-mils and is comprised of four separate components according to Perry.  “…Fire Services, that’s 1.25-mils; Park and Rec will remain at 0.75; general government will be at 0.795; and debt services will be 0.569, the same as last year.”

The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 of property value that is used to calculate local property taxes. Assigned millage rates are multiplied by the total taxable value of the property to arrive at the property taxes. In Hall County the taxable value of a property is usually 40% of the assessed value.

Click here to view the city's FY2019 budget.

© Copyright 2018 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Madison County man killed in Gainesville crash
A Madison County man is dead following a one-car accident on Athens Highway near Gaines Mill Road late Thursday morning.
5:09AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks
The system is a mix of conservation and capitalism.
1:30AM ( 4 hours ago )
5-month-old girl mauled, killed by babysitter's dog
The dog has been euthanized.
8:42PM ( 8 hours ago )
Local/State News
Madison County man killed in Gainesville crash
A Madison County man is dead following a one-car accident on Athens Highway near Gaines Mill Road late Thursday morning.
5:09AM ( 23 minutes ago )
5-month-old girl mauled, killed by babysitter's dog
The dog has been euthanized.
8:42PM ( 8 hours ago )
Officials release identity of Royston woman found dead in creek
State and local officials are seeking the public’s help with information regarding the death of a Royston woman.
4:32PM ( 13 hours ago )
Flowery Branch councilman Fred Richards dies
Flowery Branch City Councilman Fred Richards has died, officials confirmed on Thursday.
1:49PM ( 15 hours ago )
UPDATE: Man killed in altercation with Hall County deputies
A man was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with Hall County deputies Thursday morning, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.
By AccessWDUN Staff
1:45PM ( 15 hours ago )