Mayor and Council Session

700 Doug Davis Drive
Hapeville, GA 30354

October 2, 2018  10:00AM

Agenda
1.
Call to Order
2.
Roll Call
Mayor Alan Hallman
Alderman at Large Michael Rast 
Councilman at Large Travis Horsley
Councilman Ward I Mark Adams
Councilman Ward II Chloe Alexander
3.
Welcome
4.
Public Hearing
4.I.
FY2018 Tax Millage Hearing
Background:

Mayor and Council adopted the City Budget on final reading, June 19, 2018. The adopted Budget for FY 2018 -19 is based on a recommended rate of 16.44 mills, same as FY 2017-18. This rate has been advertised as required and is ready for adoption by Council. This is the second of three (3) hearings for that purpose. Three hearings are required by the state, due to the increase in residential property tax assessments.

As has been well advertised, the Fulton County property digest for 2017 has yet to be approved by the State. The 2018 digest cannot be approved prior to the 2017 digest.  The courts approved a Temporary Collection Order (TCO) for the billing districts to collect taxes based upon the current county appraisals.  At this point in time staff projects that the General Fund millage of 16.44 Mills will generate approx. $4.35M in billable Real Property Taxes.  The City Budgeted $3.95M in Real Property taxes.  The budget included $340K in transfers from the Water and Sewer Fund to meet General Fund commitments. Without the transfers, the City Real Property Tax estimated budget needed to be $4.29M. 


Staff Comments:
Public Comments:
Mayor and Council Comments:
5.
Public Comments

At this time, the Mayor opens the floor to comments from the audience. Comments should relate to a specific agenda item, not listed on the agenda for a Public Hearing, or to a concern within the jurisdiction of the City. Mayor and Council meetings serve the purpose of conducting city business and are not a forum for the unlimited expression of opinion. The Mayor reserves the right to limit comments to matters germane to city business and may refer speakers to the City Manager or other staff for resolution.  

6.
Mayor and Council Comments
7.
Adjourn

Public involvement and citizen engagement is welcome as Hapeville operates a very open, accessible and transparent government. We do however remind our attendees/residents that there are times allocated for public comments on the agenda. In order for council to conduct their necessary business at each meeting, we respectfully ask that side-bar conversations and comments be reserved for the appropriate time during the meeting. This will allow the City Council to conduct the business at hand and afford our meeting attendees ample time for comments at the appropriate time during the meeting.