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City OKs slightly lower millage rate
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Hinesville City Council members gave final approval to a rollback of the city’s millage rate.

Council members agreed to assess a millage rate of 10.3, a cut of .2 mills from the previous rate of 10.5.

City chief financial officer Kim Ryon pointed out the 2014 millage rate was 11.5 and the 10.3 millage rate is the same as the city had in 1996.

Thursday’s council meeting included a third hearing on the new millage rate. Since the rollback rate was not equal to the cut needed to offset the reassessed growth in the digest, the city council had to conduct three public hearings on the new millage rate.

The city’s property tax levy has grown from $6.74 million in 2017 to $8.1 million for 2022. The gross digest has grown from $627 million to nearly $786 million in the same time. The millage has gone from 10.75 in 2017 to the newly adopted 10.3.

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