Stone Mountain City Council could approve tax increase

City of Stone Mountain Municipal Building. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — The Stone Mountain City Council at a June 29 meeting could vote to increase residents’ taxes by 12.25 percent.

The city’s proposed millage rate of 20 mills would be unchanged, but taxes would go up due to increases in property values.

“The tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 20.000 mils, an increase of 2.182 mils,” the notice from the city says. “Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 17.818 mils. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $109.10 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $150,000 is approximately $109.10.”

The required public hearing and special called meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Here are the access instructions:

Public hearing

Phone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,89677454505# or +13126266799,,89677454505#
Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89677454505

Meeting ID:          896 7745 4505

Or Dial:                +1 301 815 8592 or +1 312 626 6799

Special called meeting

Phone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,89677454505# or +13126266799,,89677454505#
Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89677454505

Meeting ID:          896 7745 4505

Or Dial:                +1 301 815 8592 or +1 312 626 6799

Citizens may also access view the meeting in live virtual session on the City of Stone Mountain – Government Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CityofStoneMtn/?modal=admin_todo_tour

The increase in taxes is by no means a certainty. During its June 1 meeting, the City Council heard from residents concerned about the tax increase.

One councilmember, Clint Monroe, voted against setting the millage rate at 20 mills.

“I think it should be a lower rate,” he said.

To see the agendas for tonight’s meeting, click here.

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