The Governing Authority of the City of Avondale Estates has tentatively adopted a 2019 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 5.81 percent. From 2014 to 2018, City expenditures have increased by an average of 6.53 percent, so a similar increase in the dollar amount collected from property tax is likely necessary to maintain the same level of service to City residents and businesses. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at City Hall, 21 North Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates, Ga. 30002 on:
- Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 6:01 p.m.
- Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 6:01 p.m.
- Monday, July 1, 2019, at 6:01 p.m.
The purpose of the hearings is to allow public input on the level of service desired by residents and businesses, as well as the millage rate necessary to maintain those services.
This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 9.8 mills, an increase of 0.538 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the mill rate will be no more than 9.262 mills. While resulting in more tax dollars collected, 9.8 mills is the same rate approved in 2018. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $375,000 is approximately $81. The proposed tax increase on non-homestead property with a fair market value of $525,000 is approximately $113. These represent average values; in comparison, the average homestead property value was about $350,000 one year ago.
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