The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has reduced its millage rate for the fourth consecutive year, adopting a 2018 General Fund millage rate of 10.20 mills, reflecting a reduction from the 2017 rate of 10.38 mills by 0.18 mills. The proposal endorsed by a majority of Commissioners also suggests the county pursue additional rollbacks in successive years through 2022.
“We heard a message from taxpayers all over the County that the tax bills they received included assessment increases that were just too much to bear,” says Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts. “We are responsible for heading off the steep increases those residents faced and ensuring no reduction in services to citizens. This decision ensures those citizens need not worry about the county demonstrating fiscal restraint and confronting the initial “sticker shock” in those notices.”
The Board also adopted a Bond Fund millage rate of 0.23 mills, a reduction of 0.02 mills. The Bond Fund provides continued support of the Library Referendum General Obligation Bonds’ annual debt service requirements, as approved by Fulton County voters in 2008.
“Another positive of what has been approved is that it provides guidelines for spending over the next several years,” added Chairman Pitts. “This should give us a roadmap going forward that seeks to keep controls on costs.”