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Sandy Springs Approves Nearly $200 Million Budget

The city plans to hold its millage rate at 4.731 mills.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
The Sandy Springs City Council on Tuesday voted to adopt its fiscal year 2015 budget. 

The $199.9 million budget is based upon the city holding its millage rate at 4.731 mills, and would go into effect on July 1. 

Some of the budget highlights includes $13.75 million for implementation of phase 1 of the City Center project, $400,000 for public safety radio upgrades, $940,000 for park projects, $8.7 million for transportation infrastructure projects and $1.75 million for stormwater infrastructure improvements.

Broken down, the funds include: 
  • $90.1 million for the general fund
  • $75,000 for the Anne Frank fund
  • $200,000 in confiscated assets
  • $2.5 million in the emergency 911 fund
  • $4.1 million in the multiple grant fund
  • $1.53 million in the Community Development Block Grant fund
  • $25,000 in the private donations fund
  • $3.6 million in the hotel/motel tax fund
  • $95,000 in the rental motor vehicle excise tax fund
  • $95.7 million in the capital projects fund
  • $100,000 in the impact fee fund
  • $1.75 million in the stormwater fund
The complete budget can be viewed on the city's website under the Finance Department


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