Senoia adds historical preservation to 09 budget

Thu, 12/04/2008 - 4:16pm
By: Ben Nelms

Senoia City Council made a minor change to the $2.11 million General Fund Budget that takes effect Jan. 1. Council members Dec. 1 voted unanimously to add $1,800 for historical preservation and reduce the Financial Administration portion of the budget to offset it.

The motion to add funds for historical preservation came after the second reading on the measure and a brief discussion.

The $1,800 item will assist the city’s new historic preservation commission in its activities.

Relating to the overall budget and city revenues, the economic downturn experienced across the nation is translating locally into a reduction in Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenues, City Administrator Richard Ferry said, adding that the new year brings no plans for capital projects or capital purchases.

And directly related to the nation’s housing woes, Ferry at a recent meeting noted that only 30 new homes had come on-line in Senoia during 2008 compared to the 80 that had been projected.

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