This increase is consistent with new development and home sale data tracked by the city for the past three years. The state's Taxpayer Bill of Rights requires that this increase be advertised. For property that was not reassessed there should be no increase in property taxes.
The board will hold public hearings regarding this issue June 19 at 6 p.m. and July 8 at 6 p.m. The final millage will be set at the board meeting July 8 at 6:30 p.m.
All meetings are in the board room, City Schools of Decatur central offices at Beacon, 125 Electric Ave. in Decatur.