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June 8, 2015
The Lilburn City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget at tonight's regular meeting. The overall budget represents a decrease of 3.1 percent from the previous fiscal year. The new budget year begins July 1.
The proposed budget document was made available to the public at City Hall and online on May 15. A public hearing was held on May 26 and during tonight's meeting. The millage rate is scheduled to be approved in the July 13 meeting, which will be a decrease from 4.45 mils to 4.43 mils.
The FY2015-2016 budget for all appropriated funds totals $12,914,318, which includes $6,975,353 for operations, $240,200 for the Capital Projects Fund, and $5,698,765 for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Fund Issue 2009 and 2014.
"It is a great public service to be able to decrease the budget and the millage rate for our citizens," Mayor Johnny Crist said.
The proposed budget funds the addition of body cameras for police officers and a part-time court clerk to expedite municipal court hearings. Through budgeted SPLOST funding, the city is embarking on a new City Hall/Library project in conjunction with Gwinnett County. Also using SPLOST, the city will invest in a multi-use trail on Killian Hill Road, sidewalks in the Hillcrest area, and other trail and park enhancements.
The budget was approved by a vote of 3-0, including Mayor Johnny Crist, Eddie Price and Teresa Czyz, and with council members Scott Batterton and Tim Dunn absent.
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