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Tallapoosa County Revenue Commissioner Eva Middlebrooks spoke at the Dadeville Kiwanis Club Thursday.

Tallapoosa County Revenue Commissioner Eva Middlebrooks spoke about property annexation and its millage rates at the Dadeville Kiwanis Club meeting Thursday.

Middlebrooks said when Jacksons Gap was incorporated in the early 1980s, it adopted a 5-mil rate for the ad valorem tax which was never submitted to the county.

“I received a letter in the mail about six or eight months ago saying that Jacksons Gap needed their money,” Middlebrooks said. “After talking with our attorneys and their attorney, it was decided that the best thing that would happen is the current city council would pass a resolution to adopt that 5 mils and it would be delivered like it was supposed to be. They’ll start getting a municipal tax they’ve never received before on their ad valorem.”

Middlebrooks said city councils in the county can pass a mil rate without citizens voting.

Middlebrooks said Dadeville may annex some property and added Dadeville residents will still pay the 5-mil rate.

“If you’re brought into the city limits, there will be a 5-mil increase, but in the grand scheme of things, you’re talking about $50 for every $100,000 worth of property that you have,” Middlebrooks said.

Lizi Arbogast is the sports editor at Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.