For the first time in more than 20 years, the Eastman City Council voted unanimously to raise their millage rate.
After discussions by the council on Monday, September 22, which included city manager Bea Edge telling the council that revenues for the city were down, councilman Bobby Slye made the motion to set the proposed millage at seven (7) mills. In previous years, the millage rate for the city has been six (6) mills. The motion was seconded by councilman Prince Dawson and was passed unanimously.
The extra mill will bring in approximately $110,000.00 in additional revenue for the city. In order to be able to raise the millage rate, the city is required to hold three (3) public hearings.
The public hearings will be held on Thursday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. at Eastman City Hall.
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