Milton's City Council voted unanimously Sept. 17 to approve the fiscal year 2013 budget, allowing city staff to move forward with a number of vital and popular projects aligning with the city's Strategic Plan.
The $20.5 million budget is designed to guide the City of Milton through the realities of the new economy while fulfilling community desires.
The fiscal year 2013 budget includes:
More than $500,000 in new sidewalks to connect schools, businesses and residences in the Cogburn/Hopewell/Webb roads corridor $1.4 million in park and trail development funds $2.29 million (plus $4.9 million in state and federal grant funding) for planning and execution of new road and bridge construction projects, including work on the intersections of: Hopewell, Francis and Cogburn roads Birmingham and Hopewell roads Ga. 140 and New Providence Road Ga. 372 and Providence and New Providence roads Bethany Bend, Hopewell and Bethany roads Mayfield Road and Ga. 372 Deerfield Parkway and Morris Road More than $2 million for paving and road improvement at locations across the city as prescribed by the Pavement Management Plan $35,000 for a newly created economic development coordinator position $132,500 for tornado sirens $12,000 for a hazardous waste collection day so residents can dispose of paints and other liquids barred from existing bulky trash collection events Please note, not all of these listed projects will be completed in fiscal year 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013); however, money in this budget will go to their completion.
To view the full approved Fiscal Year 2013 budget, click here. It is also available at the City of Milton's Web site, www.cityofmiltonga.us, under Your Government > Finance > Budget.