Wednesday June 29th, 2022 11:40AM

Hall County Commission approves FY 2023 budget

By AccessWDUN Staff
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The Hall County Commission on Wednesday voted to approve the nearly $380 million Fiscal Year 2023 budget.

Original story posted June 10, 2022, at 7:30 a.m.:

Hall County officials presented the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 to the county commission Thursday, as well as a full millage rate rollback.

The budget is a more-than 7% increase from 2022 up to nearly $380 million.

The new proposed general fund millage rate is a full rollback to 4.141, down from 4.636 in 2021. The overall millage rate would be 8.731.

Hall County Financial Services Director Wes Geddings told commissioners Thursday that the county plans to create 35 new positions while providing a 3% cost of living adjustment for employees. The budget also shows a nearly $15 million increase in capital funds.

Geddings said the capital funds will go towards projects like the new fire station near Buford, the completion of Butler Park and renovations to Tadmore Park, Alberta Banks Park and the AG Center. District 3 Commissioner Shelly Echols said she was pleased with the proposed budget.

"I'm happy to be rolling back the millage rate to give some relief to the county taxpayers," Echols said. "I'm also happy to see another cost of living adjustment in there to also give some relief to our county employees. We've really focused on making sure that we take care of our employees and I think we're making great strides toward that."

No one spoke during the budget's public hearing. Commissioners are set to vote on the budget and millage rate at their meeting on June 22.

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