WALESKA — Cherokee County’s least populated city is considering lowering its tax rate for fiscal 2014 by about 17 percent.
During the Waleska City Council meeting Monday night, City Manager Aimee Abernathy announced that the city would be considering lowering its millage rate at a council meeting in August.
Abernathy said the fiscal 2014 tax rate to be considered by the City Council on Aug. 5 will be 3.55 mills, which would be down from 4.278 mills in 2013.
Should the City Council adopt the new rate, homeowners in Waleska could expect to be charged $142 for every $100,000 in value their home has, before any exemptions. For a $200,000 home, the charge would be $284, which is down $58.24 from fiscal 2013.