At a recent meeting of the Dawsonville City Council, council members voted to keep the city’s millage rate at 0 for 2022, continuing on a tradition that has been a constant for over 25 years.
According to the agenda packet for the council’s Aug. 15 meeting, the established millage rate, had the council not voted to roll it back to zero, would have been 8.304.
The millage rate is the formula that calculates property taxes. One mill equals $1 for every $1000 in assessed property value, which is 40 percent of the actual market value.
With a rate of 8.304, this would mean that a city homeowner with a $250,000 house would be paying about $830.40 in taxes, so with the council rolling the rate back to zero, residents will save that much per year.
“Since we have approved our budget for this coming year and (are) not needing a property tax for the city’s citizens, my recommendation is to roll it back to zero so there is no consequence for them,” Finance Administrator Robin Gazaway said during the meeting.
Council members voted unanimously to roll the city’s 2022 millage rate back to zero.