EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – The city council of East Ellijay voted this week to formally adopt their 2019 tax year millage rate.
Mayor of East Ellijay, Mack West recommended the council reduce their millage from 3.5 to 3 mils. However, he also recommended a continuation of waiving all personal and business property taxes.
According to West’s letter to the council, “Property Taxes have not been collected in East Ellijay since 1976.”
Approval came in two motions as the city first unanimously approved the millage rate reduction. Then, the second motion approved the waiving of the property tax.
Down by one council member, the Ellijay City Council met Monday, August 17, to hold their Workshop, Public Hearing, and Regular Meeting.
Along with the presentation of the proposed 2016 Budget, which could still see changes, the Council approved a rezoning request for 193 River St from general commercial to residential (R2). This is set at R2 to leave the option for the owner to rent an over garage apartment.
There were still no nominations for the last vacancy of the Historic Preservation Commission Board.
Finally, the Council approved an On Premise Consumption for Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits License Transfer within Silver Shadow Hospitality, LLC. This will not change the ownership of the business, but is simply4 a transfer of the license to a new person within the business.