Public hearing on FY 2018-19 budget Monday


DAWSONVILLE, Ga — The Dawsonville City Council will hold a public hearing on the fiscal year 2018-19 budget Monday in the G.L. Gilleland Council Chambers on the second floor starting at 7 p.m.

The proposed spending plan calls for $5,755,543 in both revenue and expenditures. That represents an increase of $726,777 since last year. Council will vote on the budget June 18.

The major revenue sources are projected to be the local option sales tax ($998,100), water and sewer fees ($193,207), electric franchise fees ($145,000) special purpose local option sales tax ($138,000) motor vehicle title ad valorem tax ($100,000) and alcohol excise tax ($100,000). Major expenditures include administrative ($1,953,925) and capital outlay ($647,000).

Council will also hold a second reading of petitions of annexation into the city limits for property located at 324 and 372 Howser Mill Road.

Other items on the agenda include consideration of:

  • A contract for city inspector at a range of $40 to $55 per inspection;
  • A contract for Phase 1 Main Street Park. Staff recommends accepting the low bid of T.W. Phillips in the amount of $1,454,169.54;
  • A request by Pete Smith of SDC Gwinnett, LLC to continue to construct driveways in Rainhall with 1 foot 6 inch apron, although new requirements call for 3-foot apron. Smith states that the subdivision was 80 to 85 percent complete when the new requirement was approved; and
  • A request to issue a request for proposal for paving, patching and leveling of city streets.




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