Pooler officials discussed lowering the city’s millage rate during a weekend retreat at the Savannah Quarters Country Club.
The county’s second largest city experienced a substantial 4.7 percent increase in its 2013 net tax digest on top of getting a larger share of local-option sales tax revenue known as LOST.
But even an automatic tax reduction rate isn’t enough for some.
The city’s current millage rate is 4.635, which is projected to raise $4.79 million, if the City Council votes to keep it in place.
However, the automatic rollback millage rate is 4.595, which is estimated to raise $4.75 million. Councilman Steve Wall suggested it be reduced even further, considering the growth in the tax digest and LOST.
“That’s a lot of money, and we should give it back to the citizens,” he said.