Lawrenceville City Hall

Lawrenceville City Hall

Lawrenceville residents will likely see an increase in their city property taxes this year, the city announced Wednesday.

The Lawrenceville City Council is contemplating leaving the city’s millage rate at 1.826 mills, the same level as last year. Due to growth in the tax digest, however, maintaining the same millage rate would result in property owners paying more in taxes.

“Rising property values is a solid sign of a healthy and growing economy — something every citizen desires for his or her community,” Mayor Pro Tem Keith Roche. “By maintaining this rate, we can continue the support of key service initiatives such as improved trash pick-up, repaved roads and the filling-in of sidewalk gaps for pedestrian safety.”

Public hearings on the millage rate will be held at noon and 6 p.m. June 26, and 7 p.m. July 10 at Lawrenceville City Hall, which is located at 70 S. Clayton St.

City officials said the tax increase would mean the owner of a home valued at $200,000 would pay an additional 53 cents per month in property taxes.

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