Glynn County schools planning 6.6% property tax increase | jacksonville.com

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Glynn County schools planning 6.6% property tax increase | jacksonville.com

Posted: July 16, 2013 – 7:02pm

By Terry Dickson

BRUNSWICK | The Glynn County school board will hold two public hearings Thursday and another a week later to hear comments on its plan to raise property taxes about 6.6 percent, officials said.

The proposed increase amounts to a 1-mill increase in taxes from $15.23 for every $1,000 of assessed value to $16.23. The owner of home with a fair market value of $250,000 would pay $100 more in property taxes.

System spokesman Jim Weidhaas said state law mandates the public hearings on some tax increases. That law went into effect years ago to inform taxpayers of so-called back door tax increases. That’s when increased property values allowed local taxing authorities to bring in more revenue without increasing the tax rates.

That’s not the case in Glynn County where property values are still suppressed, but the hearings are nonetheless necessary, Weidhaas said.

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