Budget passes public scrutiny

Mon, 06/11/2007 - 8:44am
By: John Thompson

Budget passes public scrutiny

Tyrone’s biggest budget in its history drew nary a peep from any of the citizens at Thursday night’s Town Council meeting.

Town Manager Barry Amos explained the $6.1 million budget was balanced, and while it does not rollback the millage rate, it does not call for a tax increase.

“I’m sure Peachtree City wishes it could say that,” he said.

This year’s budget was one of the tightest in history, because the growth rate that fueled past budgets has started to slow down.

“The county is projecting a five percent growth in the digest. Our building permits are down 42 percent from last year,” he said.

The budget is about 6.5 percent more than last year, and includes adding two police officers, a part-time code enforcement officer, a town engineer, an accountant, along with a maintenance worker, and two positions at the town’s new library.

Final approval of the budget is set for June 21.

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