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Millage tinkering won't make much difference

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

July 14, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County commissioners will make a slight roll-back of the millage rate. They set this year's millage rate at 11.894.  That's barely lower than last year's of 11.897. 

It won't mean a tax cut unless your property value declined. An increased property value will offset the rollback.  

"The millage rate advertised, I think, is three thousandths less than last year.  It's just a very slight reduction," said County Commissioner Lamar Hudgins.   

The new rate will still bring in an additional $16,000 for the county because of growth in the tax base. The county expects to collect about 50% less in taxes on timber this year than last year because of the slowdown in construction.

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