Retention of the current rate of 3.64 mills was unanimously approved after a statement from the City Finance Director Roger Freeman.
"When we did the budget back in the late fall of 2009, we went through with each and every councilmember at that time and it was considered that we would not anticipate any sort of increase in taxes, that we would go with the same base taxes we had at that time. So the proposed rate for 2010 is based on the same rate that we had the year before in 2009," Freeman said.
The millage rate will yield approximately $502,666 into the general operating fund, Freeman said.
Mayor Evan King commented on the city's ability to leave the millage rate unchanged during tough economic times, which affect both residents and the municipality.
"We think it's wise as far as our taxpayers are concerned to not increase the burden on those and that's one way we can do that and make sure that we stay within our budget constraints," King said. "In lieu of how the economy is affecting those taxpayers, we're working very hard to make sure we stay within our budget constraints and running a tight ship."
The Adairsville City Council will hold a special called meeting Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. in city hall to discuss personnel matters. The council will hold a work session Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. in city hall.