Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission to hear at least 13 comments, decide on ‘test’ of downtown open container. County school board to hold hearings on millage rates. County Commission hearings Tuesday morning, afternoon.

Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission to hear at least 13 comments, decide on ‘test’ of downtown open container. County school board to hold hearings on millage rates. County Commission hearings Tuesday morning, afternoon.

MONDAY
The second public hearing for the millage rate to be set by the Floyd County Board of Education will be Monday, July 26, at 11:30 a.m. and the third public hearing will be at 6 p.m. that day.  At 6:15 pm, the board will have a called board meeting to set the millage rate.  All of these meetings will be held at the county schools’ office.
  • From Floyd Schools: While millage rate is lower, assessments will mean a property tax increase of 2.71%.Background

Rome City Commission meeting, 5 p.m. caucus, 6:30 p.m. meeting. Among the agenda items: Second reading of a “test” of open container law. At least 13 guests are signed up to speak pro or con on it. Agenda

Guests scheduled to speak:

 

a) Carey Ingram

 

b) Clem Slack

 

c) Craig Roland

 

d) Barry McCullough

 

e) David Prusakowski

 

f) Billy Newby

 

g) Christine Niedrach

 

h) David Harper

 

i) Bob Grigsby

 

j) Chuck Flaherty

 

k) Fred Sanford

 

l) Brandon Williams

 

m) Lee Shealy

TUESDAY

Floyd County Commission meets with public hearings on millage rates, caucus, regular meeting: The commissioner meets at the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., A public hearing for the FY21 millage rate will be held at 8 a.m .and 6 p.m. in the Community Room (Suite 206).  Caucus will begin at 4 p.m. in the Caucus Room (Suite 204), the regularly scheduled Board Meeting will commence immediately following the public hearing in the Community Room (Suite 206).

Media release: Each year, the 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 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 tentatively adopted by the Floyd County Board of Commissioners requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate; therefore, before the Floyd County of Commissioners may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinion on the increase.  The first was held on July 13.  The second will be held on July 27 at 8a.m.  And, the third will be held on July 27 at 6 p.m.

The meetings are open to the public.  Everyone in attendance is asked to follow the latest guidance from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

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