WARNER ROBINS -- The City of Warner Robins will hold three public hearings over the next month to hear residents’ opinions about a proposed property tax increase of almost 7 percent, according to a news release.
Kathy Opitz, the city’s tax superintendent, said Thursday the increase is necessary because of a nearly $14 million decrease in property values.
To match the revenue from 2010 property taxes, the city will need to increase the millage rate to 9.99 mills, an increase of .648 mills.
The increase amounts to about $25.92 for a $100,000 home.
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The hearings will be held Sept. 29 at 5:15 p.m., Oct. 3 at 6:15 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 5:15 p.m. All of the meetings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall.
The needed increase is less than the 0.9-mill hike City Council tentatively approved during the June budgeting process.
Information from The Telegraph’s archives were used in this report. To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.