Danielsville leaders will not raise the mill rate this year on city taxes.
The council voted Aug. 12, following a budget hearing, to keep the current rate at four mills, though county assessment figures show the city will likely come up about $2,300 short in tax revenue next year.
The council also voted to amend the agenda in order to vote to accept an intergovernmental agreement with the board of education on a new city water tank that will be located near the school complex and future ag center on Madison Street.
If the BOE also accepts the agreement, Mayor Todd Higdon said the city will obtain a $600,000 GEFA loan from the state, to be paid back over 20 years at a 2.4 percent interest rate, providing that water testing from the EPD shows the water is suitable for drinking. Higdon said the revenues generated from water sales would be used to pay the loan back.
Higdon said the water tank would hold 100,000 gallons of water and will greatly increase fire protection on the south side of town and for the schools, and allow for economic growth.