Garden City approves property taxes for the first time | savannahnow.com

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Jun

Garden City approves property taxes for the first time | savannahnow.com

The Garden City Council on Monday voted to levy property taxes for the first time in its 75-year history.

Beginning in the fall, tax bills displaying a millage rate of 4 mills will be mailed to property owners, some of whom angrily stormed out of Monday’s meeting after the council’s 4-3 decision.

The proposal to impose a property tax has been a hot-button topic for the city of just under 9,000 residents. “Tell Garden City Council No Property Taxes” yard signs sprung up around town over the past several weeks, even across the street from City Hall.

Councilwoman Marcia Daniel claimed she has been bullied and her family threatened over the matter. Still, along with Mayor Tennyson Holder, Councilman Don Bethune and Councilwoman Kim Tice, she voted in favor of imposing taxes, which she called “inevitable.”

“I understand the word taxes is hated, but you have to understand more than to say, ‘I don’t want to pay taxes,’” Daniel told the audience before casting her vote.

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