Hogansville sets millage rate

Jennifer Shrader Staff writer

September 13, 2013

Hogansville City Council set its property tax millage rate Thursday at 7.95 mills, the same rate it has had for the last 11 years.

“The last time we changed it, we dropped it,” Councilwoman Jean Crocker said.

The city is expected to take in about $450,000 in property tax revenues this year, which is actually down from 472,000 in 2012. The difference was so little, city officials said they weren’t required to hold a public hearing but they did so anyway Thursday. The difference is because of lower property evaluations.

The change could leave the city short about $20,000.

“We will have to look and see if we have extra revenues coming from other places before we look at possibly having a shortfall,” City Manager James Woods said.

The 7.95 percent rate already is what’s on property tax bills, which Hogansville residents began receiving Thursday.

“We had already decided we weren’t going to raise it,” said Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier.

The rate was approved unanimously.