Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dunwoody news tidbits - zoning issues, elections & taxes

Crown pulls development application before Council vote.

16-story office building planned for Perimeter Center in Dunwoody

City holds park survey meeting Tues night - more details released Wed a.m.

Contested projected election winners - State Senate Fran Millar, State Representative Tom Taylor, DeKalb DA Sherry Boston, DeKalb CEO Mike Thurmond, DeKalb School SPLOST passes, DeKalb Commission Kathie Gannon, DeKalb Judge Seeliger.   Kudos to Stan & Nancy Jester for continuing your service to Dunwoody. 

2016 Real Estate Valuations Issued For Dunwoody

City’s Millage Rate of 2.74 Will Not Rise

The city received notice of its fourth year-over-year increase in the real and personal tax digest for 2016 as a result of the revaluation of real property tax assessments performed by the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s office. Notwithstanding this increase in the overall tax digest for real property, the digest is relatively unchanged having increased less than 8 percent since the city’s incorporation in 2008.

Dunwoody homeowners who filed and qualified for a homestead exemption will pay no more in city taxes than the amount they paid in 2009 based on the residential property assessment freeze exemption effective since the city’s inception.  This exemption is in addition to the one (1) mill exemption also in place granting homeowners in Dunwoody an effective millage rate of just 1.74 mills. 

By keeping the millage rate at 2.74 mills since incorporation, one of the lowest millage rates of any similarly-sized citywithin the immediate Atlanta metro area, Dunwoody property owners may see an increase or a decrease in their real estate taxes in 2016, depending on whether individual property gained or lost value this year. The City of Dunwoody does not have direct control or influence over the valuations of the tax assessor’s office.

In accordance with state law requirements, the City of Dunwoody will hold three public hearings to receive comment from taxpayers on aspects of the recent revaluation of real property tax assessments. The public is invited to attend information meetings at Dunwoody City Hall located at 41 Perimeter Center East Dunwoody, Ga. 30346 on:
·         June 6, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
·         June 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

The City Council will have a third and final public hearing followed by a vote on a tax rate for FY 2016 at the City Council Meeting held on June 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

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