City of Conyers announces proposed tax increase

July 2, 20203min14122
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The Conyers City Council announced today its intention to increase the 2020 property taxes it will levy this year by 6.74   percentage over the rollback millage rate.
 
The Conyers City Council has determined a property tax increase is necessary to offset the reduction in revenues due to COVID-19. 
 
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.
 
The budget tentatively adopted by the Conyers City Council requires that a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate, therefore, before the Conyers City Council may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.
 
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held in the city manager’s office at Conyers City Hall, 1184 Scott Street, Conyers, Georgia at the times indicated below: 
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
 
The Conyers City Council will hold a called meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. in the city manager’s office at Conyers City Hall for the purpose of setting the millage rate. 

2 comments

  • Rosie Saunders

    July 5, 2020 at 12:05 am

    My concern regarding taxes is why are retirees with no children in school system charged the same rate as everyone else. Which mostly have children in the school system. I know it helps the county but can’t there be regards to seniors.

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  • Jennah Es-Sudan

    July 15, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Ludicrous … If the county is broke then so are it’s residents. No tax increase this year! Covid -19 has left a hole in most people’s budget … find another way to raise money that won’t sting all year!

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