The Auburn City Council reviewed a higher 2012-2013 tax rate for city residents who live in Gwinnett County during its work session Thursday, Aug. 16. City administrator Ron Griffith proposed a tax rate equal to 4.931 mills for the 2012-2013 year. Since 2007, the Gwinnett millage rate has been 4.793, Griffith said. A public hearing is required to set the millage rate and is scheduled for Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at 1361 Fourth Avenue in council chambers. This rate, if passed next month, will bring the Gwinnett residents' tax rate equal to that paid by Auburn residents who reside in Barrow County and receive the benefit of a LOST rollback, he said. He added that the formula used to determine the Gwinnett rate has included a deduction for LOST, which does not exist in that county. He said he did not know exactly how that came about in 2007.
For the full story, see the Aug. 22 issue of the Barrow Journal.
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