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Cumming officials review 2018 budget

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CUMMING, Ga. — The Cumming City Council took its first look Nov. 21 at the 2018 proposed budget which calls for right at $35 million in spending, an increase of about 3 percent from the current year.

Individually, the plan would fund $14.2 million in operations, or general fund, spending, a slight increase from the current year. Capital improvements, such as new construction and transportation projects, is projected at $440,000, about half the current year’s allotment. Capital projects include $169,000 for equipment, $102,000 for site improvements and $69,000 for vehicles.

The city’s Water and Sewer Department, funded primarily through user fees and water sales, calls for about a 4 percent increase in spending to $20.5 million.

About half that amount will go for capital improvements within the department.

A public hearing on the spending plan will be held at 5 p.m., Dec. 5. Plans call for formal adoption on Dec. 19.

Revenues to fund the government operations are expected to increase nearly $400,000 from the 2016 budget.

Of that amount, administrative has the largest chuck at more than $8 million. The Cumming Fairgrounds will bring in another large amount at nearly $1.5 million, and the Aquatic Center will bring $1.4 million.

Other revenues include Parks and Recreation at $912,000, Planning and Zoning at nearly $800,000, Municipal Court at $450,000, garbage at $450,000, the Cumming Playhouse at $427,000 and police at $20,000.

The Cumming Police Department takes the largest bite out of the operations budget, $2.3 million. Parks and Recreation is right behind it with $2 million, and streets are budgeted for $1.9 million. The Cumming Fairgrounds will use $1.5 million, Aquatic Center $1.4 million and administrative $1.2 million.

The budget also includes $1.2 million in contingency.


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