Fulton County will delay the vote on a proposed property tax rate increase scheduled for July 16. The delay will allow for residents to provide input at three additional public hearings. There will be no action taken July 16 on the 2014 millage rate.
On June 18, the county board of commissioners voted to propose a 2014 general fund millage rate of 11.781 mills and a bond fund millage rate of 0.27 mills. The proposed South Fulton Tax District millage rate is 12.469 mills; this rate remains the same as the 2013 rate and affects for properties in unincorporated Fulton. The county’s current general fund millage rate is 10.211 mills. The proposed 2014 rate would be the first increase to Fulton's general fund millage rate since 1991.
The board of commissioners has held two public hearings to date to allow for public input: July 9 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Those two meetings met with low attendance with only a total of 14 constituents providing feedback to the board. The next scheduled public hearing is July 16 at 10 a.m. during the board’s recess meeting. During the meeting, it will vote on the schedule for the additional public hearings and those dates once approved will be announced to the media and posted on the county’s website. The additional dates being proposed are: July 30 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Aug. 6 at 10 a.m.
All public hearings will take place at the Fulton County Government Center, Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor St. in downtown Atlanta. The public may also participate via videoconferencing from the South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, and the North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.