Fulton Board Unanimously Adopts 2015 Budget | Print |

During its January 21, 2015 meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2015 General Fund budget, with no millage rate increase.  

The final $628,691,032 budget includes a range of services for residents countywide, and restores several previously reduced services. Highlights include:

 

  • Restored library hours to FY2013 levels, after reductions in FY2014.  The budget also includes funds to operate new libraries scheduled to open this year.
  • Restored Human Services grants ($3.6 million) and FRESH grants ($1.8 million) to 2013-2014 funding level.  These grant programs provide funding to community nonprofits, and were reduced in the 2014 budget.
  • Provided $1.5 million for Arts Contract for Services, enhanced funding at the Johns Creek Arts Center, and funding to provide improved security at all Arts Centers countywide.
  • Continued extended hours at Fulton County‚Äôs four Senior Multipurpose Centers.
  • Provided capital allocations to address repairs and maintenance at Fulton County facilities, including the Fulton County Government Center.
  • Provided capital allocations to address road and sidewalk construction projects in unincorporated Fulton County.
  • Increased funding for senior home repair through Aging & Youth Services.
  • Increased funding for Accountability Court programs in the State Court and Juvenile Court.
  • Provided funding for public e-filing of case documents at the State Court.
  • Contingency funding for a proposed 2% Cost Of Living increase and implementation of comprehensive pay and classification study expected to be finalized in the Spring (both subject to additional Board approval).

The budget also restores the General Fund balance to $109,796,761 million, or 17.7%. This amount exceeds the new minimum level of 16.66% set by Commissioners through a resolution adopted during the January 21 meeting.  Previously, the minimum required fund balance was 8.33%.

The General Fund budget anticipates a revenue-neutral millage rate rollback.  The Board of Commissioners will set the 2015 millage rate in coming months.

The Board also adopted its 2015 budget in the South Fulton Tax District fund, the 911 Fund, and others. The full adopted budget can be found on the Fulton County website.