PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
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 that 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.
Gilmer County Board of Education has made the decision to keep the 2016 millage rate at 16.62 mils which is the same as the 2015 millage rate. However since this millage rate exceeds the calculated rollback millage rate, it is deemed a tax increase for 2016. Before the Board can 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 Gilmer County Schools Administration & Technology Office, 134 Industrial Blvd, Ellijay, Georgia on August 18 at 10:00 AM and 6:15 PM and on August 25 at 5:00 PM.
Bus Delays Possible - Hwy 282
Major utility and road construction is currently occurring on Hwy 282 in Gilmer County. This work could potentially delay some GCCSS buses traveling Hwy 282 during the first weeks of school. Representatives of GCCSS have contacted the contract companies conducting the work and requested that our buses be given priority of passage. Buses with air conditioning have been assigned to the affected bus routes and water will be placed in coolers on these buses to be distributed in case of longer delays.