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November election will fill Grovetown council vacancy

City taxes not raising

Posted: July 19, 2014 - 11:09pm

Grovetown officials agreed Monday to fill a vacancy on the city council in the November election.

A special election to fill former Councilman Dale Stoddard’s seat will be on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Stoddard, who died unexpectly in June, was elected to the council in 2011, His term ends in December 2015. Because more than a year remains of his term, a a special election must be held instead of appointing a replacementg by remaining council members.

Qualifying for the special election will be held 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5 at City Hall on Old Wrightsboro Road.

“If you know anyone interested in serving the city on our city council, let them know,” Mayor George James said.

Also at Monday’s meeting, city officials agreed to leave the city’s millage rate at 7.0, unchanged from last year. Residents will face an increase in city taxes next year.

“We’re holding out millage rate as best we can,” James said. “We’re very diligent about how we spend your money. We take that very seriously.”

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