Invite a friend
City of Dacula to Hold Last of Three Public Hearings on Proposed Millage Rate
The City of Dacula will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed millage rate increase.
City officials have proposed setting the 2012 millage rate at 5.703. Last year's rate was 5.128.
In an email to Dacula Patch, Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks wrote the tax digest has fallen from $124 million in 2011 to $111 million for 2012. The lower tax digest means revenues for the city will likewise be lower unless the millage rate is increased. Without the increase, the city stands to lose nearly $10,000.
"For those whose property values have fallen or been adjusted downward, most will pay about the same or slightly less than in 2011," Wilbanks wrote. "Those whose property values remained the same will see a slight increase."
The hearing will be held at Dacula City Hall, 442 Harbins Road, Dacula.
More About Dacula City Hall
Dacula City Hall houses the offices of the mayor, city administrator, city planner and public works director.
As of 2009, almost 5,000 people lived within the city limits of Dacula. Incorporated in 1905, the city was once a stop on the CSX railroad line. The town's name was created using letters from two prominent nearby towns – Decatur and Atlanta.
The actual city limits of Dacula cover approximately three square miles, but the Dacula community is much larger, encompassing the portion of unincorporated northern Gwinnett County which stretches from Highway 316 to I-85.
The Dacula community includes several parks, schools, fire stations, a county police precinct and two public libraries.