Proposed Alpharetta Budget Maintains Flat Millage Rate

Released May 26, 2017 08:42 AM

The budget currently being considered by Alpharetta City Council would leave the millage rate at its current 5.750 level through the 2018 fiscal year. The City has maintained that rate since 2009 while providing additional tax relief to citizens by increasing Alpharetta’s homestead exemption to $40,000; the highest such exemption in Georgia.

 

The proposed budget includes several key capital and operating initiatives, including:

 

  • Funding totaling $34 million for capital investment within our City including $4.5 million for recurring/pay-as-you-go capital initiatives aimed at ensuring our infrastructure continues to be maintained to the high standards our citizenry have come to expect. Projects include milling and resurfacing of City streets, traffic signalization equipment repair and maintenance, storm water maintenance, etc.; and
  • Funding expanded Public Safety service levels, including the funding for two additional positions and body camera’s for police personnel.

  • Funding miscellaneous service level improvements in Recreation and Parks.

 

While Alpharetta’s overall millage rate would remain flat under the proposal, there would be some changes to its individual components as follows:

 

Milage-2018

 

The City is shifting 0.10 mills from the Bond millage rate to the M&O (“Operating”) millage rate to provide additional funding for city services as well as capital investment in our infrastructure.

Alpharetta is holding a series of public hearings on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Millage Rate Levy and is encouraging citizens to attend and participate in the budget process.  The meetings will be held on the following dates and times in the Council Chambers at Alpharetta City Hall located at 2 Park Plaza.

 

  • June 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • June 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  • June 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM

 

Citizens are also encouraged to view the proposed budget on the City of Alpharetta website, www.alpharetta.ga.us and through the financial transparency portal http://www.alpharetta.ga.us/government/departments/finance/transparency-portal..