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Richmond Hill to keep millage rate same
Millage to be set Oct. 20
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Richmond Hill officials said at a budget workshop Tuesday they do not plan on raising taxes.

Although it won’t be official until Oct. 20, Richmond Hill city officials unanimously agreed during a budget workshop Tuesday to keep the millage rate at 4.209.

Mayor Richard Davis noted that this is the eighth year in a row the city has been able to avoid a tax hike.

The millage rate will officially be set at a public hearing Oct. 20.

"We understand that people are hurting right now and the last thing they need is their taxes to go up," Mayor Pro Tem Floyd Hilliard said. "I commend all the city department heads for tightening their belts during the ongoing budget process in order to make this happen."

City manager Mike Melton said the 2010 budget process is just about complete. One hold-up is awaiting final numbers on health insurance.

Each department head made a brief budget presentation to the mayor and council during Tuesday’s workshop.

The 2010 general fund budget is projected to be around $6.7 million.

The final budget will be set Dec. 1.

-Read more in the Bryan County News.

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