City staff has been working on a proposed "game plan" for finalizing our budget and billing from our annual Tax Digest from Fulton County. We have now met with the senior leadership of the Fulton County Property Appraisers Office to confirm the projected schedule/process. That process requires a great deal of intergovernmental coordination in order to comply with all aspects of State law. Outlined in the memo below is our initial thoughts on how this process will proceed and what the City Council should do to best meet some of the key dates. Your consideration and direction would be appreciated.
From: Finance Dept.
To: City Manager
Subject: Fulton County Tax Schedule
Date: July 28, 2017
As has been widely documented and discussed, Fulton County has been delayed in providing a tax digest due to various issues with residential property assessments. It is our understanding that the County is mailing revised assessments to residents on or about August 4th. Fulton County Commission Chair, John Eaves, has provided the taxing authorities with a summary timeline for the county tax digest process. Although the exact dates have not been confirmed, it is prudent to put forth a tentative schedule as an advisory. It is our goal to effect property tax billing as soon as administratively possible after receipt of the 2017 tax digest. We also have included several attachments as resource information.
Below is our tentative plan for public communication, hearings, and billings, based on a late August delivery of the digest.