Grand Rapids City Clerk Lauri Parks (left) and Mayor George Heartwell.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - City commissioners today approved an average $27 reduction in the property tax millage rate. Mayor George Heartwell says it's proof the city's efforts to transform itself and find more efficiencies is paying off.
Receiving a lot of the credit is a more efficient way of collecting garbage that allowed for a reduction in the refuse collection millage from 1.8 mills to 1.6.
Last year, the average residential property in the city of Grand Rapids had a taxable value of $47,704 with an average property tax bill of $399.34. This year, the average property's taxable value is $45,564 and the average tax bill will be $372.33.