Taxes headed up in Senoia

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 3:34pm
By: John Thompson

Senoia taxpayers will see a slight increase in this year’s property tax bill.

This week, the Senoia City Council set the city’s millage rate at 6.1 mills, up from last year’s rate of 5.9.

City administrator Richard Ferry explained Tuesday night the city had followed the county’s lead and rolled back the rate for the last 10 years. But, with the growth rate exploding in Senoia, an increase had been put on the city for additional services.

Paul Price, who owns property in the city, was not happy with the explanation.

“This is a double tax increase, when you consider reassessments. You would think the influx of people would be sufficient to cover the expenses,” he said.

Ferry explained the rollback rate would not fund the city’s expenses and said the tax increase was approximately $8 per a $100,000 valuation of a home.

In other news, the City Council passed a resolution urging residents to remember the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

“Both my sons are firemen and It’s amazing that these people don’t have a second thought when it comes to saving someone’s life,” said Councilman Larry Owens.

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