By Patrick Fox
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Milton City Council got its first look at the proposed 2012 budget this week, a budget calling for a 6 percent increase in spending over this year. The $18.6 million spending plan includes increases in police, fire and EMS.
It also calls for extra expenditures in roadway paving and intersection improvements, one-time capital improvements the Council may elect to fund through its general fund balance. The city has looked to its reserves, which over time have built up, to help fund some of the street projects. The city's fiscal year begins Oct. 1.