Final property tax freeze forum scheduled for Wednesday

Final property tax freeze forum scheduled for Wednesday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The last Property Tax Freeze forum of the year will be held at the Columbus Public Library located at 3000 Macon Road on Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m.

The Diamond Circle Neighborhood Association also helped organize this forum and spread the word throughout the community to ensure citizen awareness.

The purpose of this forum is to provide information on a proposed alternative known as "Thaw the Freeze."

This alternative would not eliminate the freeze, but instead grandfather in anyone who is currently under the freeze to remain under it as long as they own the home that is frozen.

All new transfers to homestead property would vest in a new Fair Market Valuation System.

Citizens are encouraged to attend the public forums to ask questions, to get answers and to learn more about the property tax system and possible alternatives to that system.

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