Skidaway Island residents will likely be voting this November on whether to incorporate their area of Chatham County.
Georgia lawmakers in both the Senate and House have passed the bill that aims to make Skidaway Island an official city. Right now, it’s still a part of the unincorporated area.
WTOC crunched the tax numbers on a $400,000 home with 3,600 square feet. Without homestead exemptions, this homeowner is projected to save about $181 a year on their total tax bill including county, school, and what would be the new city millage rate. What remains to be seen are all of the additional costs, fees, and potential taxes that could be imposed after-the-fact by new city leaders, should voters decide to incorporate the City of Skidaway Island.
The governor will have 40 days to sign or veto the bill, or it automatically becomes law, giving the residents of Skidaway Island the opportunity to vote on the incorporation of the island.