C'ville BOE recommends lower millage rate
by Cheree Dye
Jul 11, 2014 | 1177 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At the work session of the city of Cartersville Board of Education on Thursday night, the board announced its intention to recommend a rollback on the millage rate. The current rate is 18.23 and will be reduced to 17.93 if approved.

Travis Popham, board member, said, “When we increased the millage rate, our two-year projection of the tax digest was much gloomier. Things are looking much better now.”

Board member Kelley Dial said the June portion of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax increased by 19.27 percent over last June’s amount. Dial said the best guess for the upturn is the revenue brought in by Academy Sports. Due to the monthly average exceeding $350,000, the city is on track to eliminate their debt by November 2015.

The superintendent made personnel recommendations to fill all the remaining open positions in the system.

The business meeting of the BOE will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. at 15 Nelson St., Cartersville.