Posted: Thursday, August 30th 2012 at 12:06pm
Hall Co. schools millage rate given okay by commission
By Marc Eggers Staff
GAINESVILLE – The Hall County Commission met in special session Thursday morning to approve the millage rate set by the Hall County School Board for the upcoming tax year.
The new rate is 18.49 mils, up from 17.67 mils in 2011. That equates to a tax liability of $18.49 per $1000 of appraised value for property owners.
Despite the rate roll-up the net yield to the School Board will fall 3.5 % due to a general decrease in property valuations across the county. Total yield to the school board will be just over $75.86 million.
There had been some initial concern that the determination of that rate by the School Board was happening later than in previous years and that it could possibly complicate or delay the process of sending out annual property tax billings.
That did not happen and bills will be sent out as normal.
School Board members said some of the delay was due to more-than-usual property valuation appeals and the resultant delay in determining the tax digest.
Vickie Neikirk, County Director of Financial Services, said that she was glad that the mileage rate has now been set and the process of sending out tax bills can continue.
Commissioner Craig Lutz pointed out that the recommended mileage rate requested by the School Board has been determined by the State Attorney General as being mandatory, not an option for the Board of Commissioners to adjust up or down.
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