The council approved setting the rate at 5.191 mills, an increase from 5.121 mills.
While it is increasing, the rate is still considered "revenue neutral," as most property owners will see a lower tax bill despite the hike as a result of a drop in assessed values.
Under the new rate, the owner of a $200,000 house with a $5,000 exemption would pay $389 in city taxes. The tax bill was $384 under the old rate.
The council also scheduled a public hearing to consider renaming Gilmer Ferry Road. The hearing is at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Ball Ground City Hall. It has been proposed the road, which runs through the center of town, be renamed Main Street.