The millage rate is being raised to 13.12 mills.
Qualifying for the Nov. 5 election in Americus was Monday through noon Wednesday this week and there is only one contended race for city council.
The Americus City Council voted unanimously to raise the millage rate from 10.92 to 13.12 for the remainder of the fiscal year.
With less than a year until the 2020 Census Day on April 1, the City of Americus and the Sumter County community are looking to increase participation with the formation of a Complete Count Committee.
A local church was recognized and the mayor presented several proclamations at the monthly meeting of the Americus City Council Thursday.
The Georgia Main Street Program has awarded the city of Americus its “Main Street of the Month” recognition for July.
Deborah Bell has been hired as the Planning and Zoning director for the city of Americus.
The EPA gave out more than $64 million in grants to 149 communities Wednesday. They aim to help transform contaminated sites to areas that will bring economic development and create jobs
The Americus mayor and city council held its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday. During the meeting, Mayor Barry Blount read proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month and asking all female employees, past or present, to come up for a photo.