The city’s main sources of operating revenues are franchise fees, permitting fees and business licenses. Prior to incorporation, these fees were collected from PTC residents and businesses and used elsewhere in the county. Now they are directed back to the city where they can be used to better provide services.
We have no city property taxes. Our county millage rate is less than that charged to unincorporated county residents. This is because the county cannot charge us for services the city provides.
I am committed to maintaining the zero millage rate for the city. By continuing to run the city in a cost-effective manner, and planning projects as we can afford to pay cash for them, there is no need for a city property tax.