By Les Bessenger
The Bostwick City Council voted to set their millage rate to the previously discussed and advertised rollback rate of 1.47 mils at a meeting July 25.
At a meeting earlier this month, Mayor John Bostwick said that the approval of the rollback rate will bring in the same amount – $10,010 – of funds that last year’s millage rate did.
Council Member Ken Johnson motioned for the new millage rate and Council Member Damon Malcom seconded the motion. The new millage rate was approved unanimously with no objections or community residents present. Council Member Angie Howard presided over the meeting as Mayor John Bostwick was absent.
The Buckhead City Council also unanimously approved their 3.331 millage rate for the current year at a meeting held Monday, July 22.
A public hearing was held 30 minutes prior to the council’s meeting to adopt the millage rate. No citizens commented.
Additionally, the council discussed use of Old Buckhead Days funds for playground safety; cemetery fees of $400 to $600 for residents inside the city limits and all others $600 to $1,000, all depending on lot size; and plans to send a letter to the county commission opposing the railroad crossing closure. The council voted unanimously to upgrade lighting in the fire department and to appoint Starr Sheppard to the county Planning Commission.