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The Local Agenda: Council to hold meeting on tax, water rates today
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Gainesville City Council will hold second readings today to roll back the property tax rate and set the water rate.

Council previously voted to slightly reduce the tax rate to $3.02 per $1,000 of taxable property, while also voting to keep the water rate unchanged in 2015.

However, the council has approved raising the account service fee on water bills to offset the loss of revenue.

In other business, the council is expected to approve a resolution that calls for the closing of streets around downtown in anticipation of the 2014 Mule Camp Market.

City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the municipal courtroom of the Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway.

Tax bills going out in October

Hall County will mail tax bills on Oct. 1, and payments are due Dec. 1.

A 1 percent interest penalty is applied to all late payments.

A 10 percent penalty is added if payments are not received by March 2.

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Republican Women of Hall to host Deal, Perdue

Gov. Nathan Deal and U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue will visit Hall County on Sept. 27 as part of the Republican Women of Hall County get-out-the-vote event at the Gainesville Civic Center.

The event begins at 9 a.m. in the Sidney Lanier Room and ends at 10:30 a.m.

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Joshua Silavent covers local, county and state government for The Times. He can be reached at:


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