Commissioners raise millage, however, final vote delayed

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Augusta city commissioners adopted a tentative millage rate today that will mean a $24.68 increase on a $100,000 house with homestead exemption.

However, that rate was adopted with the understanding that commissioners might reduce the increase to $17.50, if City Administrator Fred Russell can find other revenue sources within the next few weeks.

The rate increase would be added to the current tax levy, which is $974.19 on a $100,000 home in city district, and $825 in the county.

There will be three public hearings before millage is finally set on July 28.

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