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Public Hearing on Tax Rate Set for July 12

City of Dacula considering millage rate increase. Council will vote to set the millage rate after the public hearing.

The City of Dacula will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 12 to allow citizens the opportunity to provide input on a proposed millage rate increase.

The . If left unchanged, the city will collect significantly less revenue than in 2010 according to .

In an interview after the June 21 meeting, Wilbanks said more layoffs would be necessary if the millage rate is not increased. Due to a drop in the tax digest, leaving the rate at 4.67 would result in the city collecting $80,000 less than last year.

The city has proposed increasing the millage rate to 5.128. At that rate, the city would still collect approximately $22,000 less in property taxes than in 2010. Most residents would pay less in taxes due to the fall in property values, Wilbanks said, but some would still see an increase.

The public hearing will be held at , located at 442 Harbins Road in Dacula. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.  Council will set the millage rate in a called meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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