Augusta Commission votes to increase 2007 property taxes

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News 12 First at Five, July 26, 2007


After three public hearings and lots of debate between Augusta commisioners, a final decision has been made about a property tax increase in Richmond County.

Thursday afternoon, the commission voted to increase the millage rate by .25 mills. That equals about $ 8.90 more on a $100,000 home.

City administrator Fred Russell says the tax increase will add about $750,000 to the general fund.

Richmond County property owners will see the increase reflected on their 2007 tax bill.

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