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Millage decrease proposed by Warner Robins council

WARNER ROBINS – City council is eyeballing the lowest millage rate for Warner Robins residents in five years.

A millage rate of 9.247 was presented Monday by Mayor Donald Walker during Monday’s pre-council work session, down from last year’s rate of 9.255.

Walker said the new rate would save taxpayers about $170,000.

“It will be less of a burden on the residents of Warner Robins,” Councilman Tom Simms Jr. said before announcing a motion to advertise the rate before it goes before the council for a vote.

The council unanimously passed the motion during its meeting Monday evening meeting.

“People are always in mind,” Walker said Monday. “They’re struggling, having trouble paying their taxes. We’ve cut the millage 14 or 15 straight times, because we could.”

A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of taxable value for a home.

For more on this story, visit Macon.com Tuesday morning or pick up Tuesday's Telegraph.

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