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2015 Tentative Millage Rates
At their regular meeting on May 18, 2015, the Decatur City Commission adopted a tentative millage rate of 12.00 mills for general operations, capital improvements, bonded indebtedness and downtown development authority operations. This is a reduction from the 2014 millage rate of 13.00 mills; however due to property reassessments, this will represent an average increase of 5.03% in property taxes. 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 a decrease in property taxes.
Posted Date: 5/21/2015
The City of Decatur has intentionally created an attractive, accessible and safe environment for public life. This combined with the city’s role as the county seat of DeKalb County means people gather here all the time, whether for a festival, to enjoy the nice weather or to demonstrate about an issue they feel passionately about. We are viewed as the civic heart of the county and this creates the challenge of democracy in Decatur. (CLICK for full statement)
Posted Date: 3/27/2015 3:00 PM
On Thursday, April 23, there was a public information session about the redevelopment of the Avondale MARTA station’s south parking lot. The presentation document and map handout are now available online.
Posted Date: 4/28/2015 3:15 PM