Notices

ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR FOR THE FOLLOWING:

MAYOR COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 1 COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 4

QUALIFYING PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL

ONCE COMPLETED, THESE PACKETS CAN BE TURNED IN AUGUST 16 - 20, 2021

BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM ONLY

AFTER AUGUST 20 AT 4:30 PM, NO MORE PACKETS CAN BE ACCEPTED

Qualifying fees are $60.00 for the mayoral race, and $45.00 for council seats.

The mayoral term is two years, and each council member serves for four years.

Early voting is October 11 - 29, and Saturdays the 16th and the 23rd of October, 2021 at the Madison County Board of Elections

Election day is November 2, 2021 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm in the Comer Travel Museum

*To run for Comer city council or mayor, a candidate must provide proof of residency for 6 months prior, be at least 18, and qualified to vote.*

City of Comer Conditional Use Request

Dwight McCormic has submitted an application for Conditional Use on Behalf of Modern Pathways at the property located at 827 Hwy 72 E, Comer, GA 30629 for Personal Care/Group Home. The property is zoned RM and contains two multi family units.

A Public Hearing on this request will be held prior to the regularly scheduled Meeting of the Mayor Pro Tem and Council at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Comer Travel Museum directly behind City Hall, at 184 Center Street, Comer, GA.

Oral and written comments on this Conditional Use Request are encouraged and will be accepted by the Mayor Pro Tem and Council during the Public Hearing.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The City of Comer Mayor and City Council today announces its intention to increase the 2021 property taxes it will levy this year by 6.07 percent over the rollback millage rate.

Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year's digest that last year's millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.

The budget tentatively adopted by the Comer Mayor and Council requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate; therefore, before the Comer Mayor and City Council may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Comer City Hall, 70 Hwy 72 E, Comer, Georgia on August 13 at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, and on August 23, 2021 in the Comer Travel Museum at 1984 Center St, Comer, Georgia, at 6:00 PM.

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT!

Comer has had three sickly raccoons that were out in the daytime, and there is concern for public safety.

If you see a sick animal, notify Comer Police Department or Madison County Animal Control by calling 911

If you have pets, make sure they are current on their rabies vaccination!

Be watchful over your surroundings, children, and pets.

Our intent is to notify the public of a possible danger, not to create fear, so if you have questions or concerns,

please call the Comer Police Department.

COUNCIL MEETING

held monthly on the fourth Monday after the first Sunday, with exceptions for scheduling conflicts

MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 202I AT 6:00 PM