Notices

If trash pickup is missed, or a replacement container is needed, call AAA at (706) 543-7788

ONLY BAGGED, RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE THAT FITS INSIDE THE CAN WILL BE PICKED UP

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The City of Comer Mayor and City Council today announces its intention to increase the 2022 property taxes it will levy this year by 21.36 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 in the Comer Travel Museum at 1984 Center St, Comer, Georgia, at 6:00 PM on July 25, and at Comer City Hall, 70 Hwy 72 E, Comer, Georgia on August 1 at 10:00 AM and on August 8 at 2:00 PM.


Per city code,

there is

no parking permitted

on sidewalks

along Main Street

Beginning in 2021, Madison County is collecting property taxes for the city of Comer. This means property owners will receive one bill, for county and city taxes combined.

COUNCIL MEETING

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 AT 6:00 PM

in The Travel Museum at 1984 Center St

A meeting of the steering committee for the Comprehensive Plan will be held immediately prior, at 5:00 pm. This meeting is not for public input, but is open for observation.