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Posted on: June 13, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City Council approves K-9 for Police Department

The Lilburn City Council approved a budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 following a public hearing on Monday, June 13. The new fiscal year begins July 1, 2016.

The FY2016-2017 budget for all appropriated funds totals $12,363,674, which includes $8,059,886 for operations, $1,732,000 for the Capital Projects Fund, and $2,551,788 for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Fund Issue 2005, 2009, and 2014. This budget represents a decrease of 4.2 percent from the previous fiscal year.

The millage rate will remain at 4.43 mils and is scheduled to be adopted at the City Council meeting on July 11. This budget includes a Sanitation fee of $13.12/month for each residential property owner.

The budget is available for public review online or at City Hall.

A K-9 unit for the Lilburn Police Department, along with associated equipment and services, was funded in the budget using $73,747 from the 2014 SPLOST. "Anyone who's been following the epidemic in this country knows that opiate addiction is a serious problem. The K-9 unit will help us detect these dangerous drugs," Police Chief Bruce Hedley said, adding that the department currently has to rely on the availability of dogs from other jurisdictions. "The dog is also a very effective tool for community outreach."

For further information about the city budget, please contact Finance Director Sheila McGaughey at 770-921-2210 ext. 222 or

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