mill·age | \ ˈmi-lij \

Definition of millage 

: a rate (as of taxation) expressed in mills per dollar

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Lawrenceville officials voted to decrease the millage rate of 1.909 mills to 1.826 mills for the 2018/19 fiscal year. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Lawrenceville lowers millage rate for 2018/19 Fiscal Year," 13 July 2018 Sugar Hill has tentatively chosen to keep its millage rate at 3.8 mills for 2018, resulting in an increase in property taxes by 5.15 percent for most property owners. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Sugar Hill announces tax increase; millage rate remains the same," 4 July 2018 Hiaasen was hired at the Palm Beach Post in the 1990s to cover county government but displayed a writing flair that begged for better material than millage rates. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Rob Hiaasen, journalist killed in Maryland newsroom shooting, had deep South Florida ties," 28 June 2018 Former City Manager Harry Black practically begged council to raise the operating millage rate in order to bring in more money, but members said no. Sharon Coolidge,, "Cincinnati council members agreed on a budget. Here are the winners and losers.," 25 June 2018 The payments had been about $14.35 a month, or $172.20 a year, before the school board in March - at the request of the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office - dropped the millage on the 1994 tax from 2.46 to 2.36, Hall said. Bob Sandrick,, "Brecksville, Broadview Heights, North Royalton residents will vote on school tax, senior living on May 8," 17 Apr. 2018 Other communities, such as Clinton Township, are to discus local millages for road repairs. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "The road Macomb County would fix first, if it could find more funding," 5 Apr. 2018 Additional millages for those districts must be approved by voters. Mark Schleifstein,, "Say yes to 4.75-mill West Jeff levee tax increase, BGR urges," 29 Mar. 2018 Then, in 2020, the remaining 6.9 mills will kick in -- right in line with the millage Solon and Glenwillow voters approved eight years ago. Thomas Jewell,, "First new Solon school levy since 2010 passes overwhelmingly," 9 May 2018

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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