Fulton County to Delay 2014 Millage Rate Vote | Print |

Fulton County will delay the vote on a proposed millage rate increase scheduled for tomorrow. The delay will allow for citizens to provide input at three additional public hearings. There will be no action taken tomorrow on the 2014 millage rate.

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Fulton 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 properties in unincorporated Fulton County.

 

Fulton County’s current General Fund millage rate is 10.211 mills.  The proposed 2014 rate would be the first increase to Fulton County’s General Fund Millage Rate since 1991.

The Board of Commissioners has held two public hearings to date to allow for public input:

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 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 Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10 a.m. during the Board’s recess meeting. During the meeting, the Board 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:

  • Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 30 at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6 at 10 a.m.

All public hearings will take place at the Fulton County Government Center, Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.  The public may also participate via videoconferencing from the South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park 30349, and the North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 30350.