The City of Lilburn’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is available to the public, and a public hearing has been set for Tuesday, May 26. The City Council is scheduled to adopt the budget on June 8, before the new fiscal year begins July 1.
The proposed 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. This budget represents a decrease of 3.1 percent from the previous fiscal year.
The proposed budget funds the addition of body cameras for police officers and a part-time court clerk to speed up the process for citizens awaiting a court hearing. 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.
“It is our goal to not only meet the operating needs of the city, but to enhance the city’s long-term economic growth and quality of life for our citizens, business owners, and visitors,” City Manager Bill Johnsa said.
The proposed budget is available for inspection in City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A summary is also available on the City’s website, www.cityoflilburn.com. The public is welcome to comment on the budget at the public hearing:
Tuesday, May 26
Calvin Fitchett Municipal Complex
76 Main St., Lilburn, GA 30047
For further information, please contact Finance Director Sheila McGaughey at 770-921-2210 ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.