Augusta commissioners set millage, no tax increase expected

Monday, July 13, 2009 12:26 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 11:43 PM
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Richmond County property owners might have caught a break today.

The rate at which their taxes are assessed won't be going up despite the value of their property going down.

The Augusta Commission held a special called meeting today and set the millage rate at the same level as last year.

Keep watching augustachronicle.com for details on the vote.

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alsway
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alsway 07/13/09 - 01:59 pm
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Good news...Except that my

Good news...Except that my property value has not gone down according to Richmond County! My mortgage holder says it has, but not our tax accessor.

mad_max
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mad_max 07/13/09 - 03:17 pm
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It's the "stupid property

It's the "stupid property owners" tax law. 1. Their "value" has nothing to do with market value. 2. They can raise "their value" based on political pressure on the tax assessor. 3. If they don't want to raise the property value they raise the millage rate. They always have two ways to raise your taxes. They were afraid to do either this year because they know the well is dry and that there would have been an uprising. But they did fail to bring the assessed value down to anywhere near "market" value so they are still cheating us....as usual.

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LaTwon 07/13/09 - 05:00 pm
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they cheated me. my home in

they cheated me. my home in THEIR system is down about 20% and guess what. if they dont change it you cannot appeal it. i went to appeal and took the data and was told i could not appeal because i did not get a notice of change. F U richmond county and augusta ga.

JohnnyYuma
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JohnnyYuma 07/13/09 - 05:04 pm
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Didn't the governor sign a

Didn't the governor sign a bill freezing the property tax for two years.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 07/13/09 - 05:53 pm
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i wonder why? they did raise

i wonder why? they did raise and lower some. they published those statistics. the very kind lady downtown also said so.
my question would be how do they raise and lower them if not using the data in their system? random b s or bribes? the GIS should be maintained where you push a button and it generates
the values across the board. it will be the last time i will get cheated by them. they cant live off of the true values that reflect the welfare state and broken down school system and wasteful spending so they cheat what little bit of good that is left until it leaves. death spiral................ AMF

dickworth1
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dickworth1 07/13/09 - 06:09 pm
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Why doesn't the

Why doesn't the commissioners, fred russell, and the tax commissioner, steve kendricks come clean and quit lying to
the taxpayers? You do not have to cut police and firemen, just
cut government waste, cut the commissioners, the mayor, fred russell, steve kendricks and get rid of some dead weight in the rest of city hall. Has anyone taken a pay cut in the local government? Get back to me on that one! I love to read the comments from the taxpayers, maybe at last we will unite and stop these increases. Let's organize and get some power with
numbers. Let's show city hall who the real boss is! Respond back via this site and we will start to organize.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 07/13/09 - 07:51 pm
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dworth, ready when you are

dworth, ready when you are

jasonpilgrim
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jasonpilgrim 07/13/09 - 10:35 pm
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It's nice to see the the

It's nice to see the the commosion could agree on something that actually benifits the tax payers in Richmond Co.

FedupwithAUG
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FedupwithAUG 07/13/09 - 11:15 pm
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Yeap my property value went

Yeap my property value went up, i'm screwed.

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