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Pooler City Council looks to lower property taxes

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For the first time in a while, the City of Pooler is looking at lowering property taxes.

"It's been about 10 years now that the millage has not gone down," said Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb. "This is a great opportunity for us to do so."

The current millage rate is about 4.65. Mayor Lamb says the Council is considering two main numbers, 4.25 and 4.00. For the average family with a home valued at $150,000, they are looking at paying between $240 and $255 a year in property taxes.

People who live in Pooler are excited to have the extra money.

"It helps in all aspects of life. Extra money helps. Anywhere you can get it," said Earnest Flowers, who has lived in Pooler for the last eight years.

Lowering property taxes, however, is not the only way the city is hoping to help. Mayor Lamb says expanding the fire department will save homeowners money too.

"That's probably going to be bigger. We're spending that money, where we could have lowered it even more, to help with the homeowner's insurance. That's going to lower how much they pay out every year," said Lamb.

City Council is expected to finalize the millage rate at the council meeting Monday night.

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