2018-09-05 / Front Page

City sets 2018 millage rate

Appoints Copp interim city police chief

The Blakely Mayor and Council set their 2018 millage rate at a called meeting Friday afternoon at City Hall.

The 4.250 mills is the same as last year. The millage will produce $484,625, an increase of $2,232 over last year.

The council increased the millage from 3.250 last year to provide funds to repay the TAVT overpayment.

The City’s proposed millage rates were published in the Aug. 22 Early County News along with the fiveyear digest and tax levy history.

Following the adoption of the millage rate, the council went into an executive session. When they returned to the open meeting they appointed James Copp interim city police chief. He will also retain his duties as city marshall.

Mayor Anthony Howard told the News the appointment was made to avoid possible conflict when making cases involving state laws.

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