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2019-20 tax rate could remain the same in Flowery Branch
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The Flowery Branch property tax rate could remain the same as the South Hall city moves toward passing its fiscal 2020 budget, which takes effect July 1.

The tax rate is proposed at 3.264 mills, with 1 mill equal to $1 per $1,000 in assessed property value. Under that formula, a $250,000 home would be taxed at $326.40.

The City Council is set to review the budget in a public meeting set for 8 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at City Hall, 5410 W. Pine St.

Public hearings are scheduled at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday on the budget and tax rate.

The council is set to take its first vote on the tax rate at 6 p.m.

A final vote on the tax rate is set for 6 p.m. June 27. The 2020 budget, requiring just one vote, is set for adoption at the June 27 meeting.

Final public hearings on the tax rate and the budget also are set for June 27 before the council takes action on the tax rate and budget.

The city is considering a $5.2 million general fund budget for fiscal 2020 — up about 14 percent over the $4.6 million budget that was approved for the current fiscal year. The budget shows the city using $259,060 in reserves to help cover expenses.

The budget includes a 2.5 percent cost-of-living raise for city employees.

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