Proposed Property Tax Increase

The City of Calhoun, Georgia today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.97 percent over the rollback millage rate.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.

The 2020-2021 budget adopted by the City of Calhoun requires a millage rate higher that the rollback millage rate, therefore, before the Mayor and Council of the City of Calhoun, Georgia set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express  their opinions on the increase.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street on September 14, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. and 6:30 P.M.  There will also be a third public hearing at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street on September 28, 2020 at 6:30 P.M.

PDF2020 Notice for Tax Increase

PDFPreliminary Proposed 2020 Tax Digest 5 Year History

Notice of Property Tax Increase

The City of Calhoun, Georgia has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 3.97 percent.  (Percentage increase over roll-back rate)

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street on September 14, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. and 6:30 P.M.  There will also be a third public hearing at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street on September 28, 2020 at 6:30 P.M.

The tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 2.70 mills, an increase of 0.10 mills.  Without this tentative increase, the millage rate will be no more than 2.597 mills.  The proposed annual tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $4.00.

PDF2020 Notice for Tax Increase

Preliminary Proposed 2020 Tax Digest 5 Year History

The Mayor and City Council does hereby announce that the millage rate for the City of Calhoun will be set at a meeting to be held at the Depot Community Room, 109 South King Street, Calhoun, Georgia on September 28, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. and pursuant to the requirement of O.C.G.A. section 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year’s tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

PDFPreliminary Proposed 2020 Tax Digest 5 Year History

Police Department – Certified Police Officer

The City of Calhoun Police Department is now accepting applications for a Certified Police Officer.

Qualifications are: high school diploma or equivalent; valid Georgia driver’s license; no felony arrest record; must be a certified police officer; bilingual a plus; ability to pass medical and physical fitness exam as required by the State of Georgia.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours or online at www.cityofcalhoun-ga.com.

PDFApplication for Employment

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/V/H

Calhoun Recycling Center Reopening

We are excited to announce that the Calhoun Recycling Center will reopen on Monday, May 4th.  Proper precautions will be in place to ensure the public’s safety and the employee’s safety.  Social distancing and all CDC recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 will be required.  Thank you for your patience during this trying time.

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