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The Suwanee City Council held a brief meeting Tuesday, June 22, in council chambers at Suwanee City Hall. Important items on the agenda included a public hearing concerning the FY 2022 city budget and the 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Program, as well as the renewal of several existing contracts that were set to expire within the current fiscal year.

The proposed FY 2022 city budget is, according to Suwanee City Manager Marty Allen, “the culmination of an interesting year. There were,” he said, “a lot of moving parts, a lot of unknowns and uncertainty and we’ve adjusted well. Our staff did a great job and I’m pleased to present a balanced budget.”

The proposed budget is $15,282,660 and includes the intergovernmental revenues that the city received from the CARES Act. There is an approximately 1.4% decrease in operating revenues. Under the FY 2022 budget, the millage rate remains the same as in 2021 at 4.93 mills. Property tax revenues are anticipated to increase by 16.6%. The city also proposes the addition of four new positions including city engineer, public works special projects supervisor, public works crew member and part-time code enforcement officer.

The budget was unanimously adopted by the Suwanee City Council. Full details of the proposed FY 2022 budget can be found online at suwanee.com/government/budget/current-budget. 

Mayor Jimmy Burnette then proceeded to make announcements, reminding attendees that the Suwanee Farmers Market is open every week from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The Sizzlin’ Summer Concert will take place July 10 and will feature performances from ’80s tribute bands and singer Alex Guthrie. The city will host Movies Under the Stars on July 17 with “An American Tale” showing at 6 p.m. and “Top Gun” at 8. Max’s Moon Run will be held July 24 and those interested in signing up can do so at suwanee.com.

Following a unanimous approval of the minutes and agenda, the council closed the meeting by voting to renew the semi-annual contracts as well as to recommend the appointment of Richard Armond and Philip Pilgrim Jr. as additional solicitors for the city.

The next city council meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 at city hall. 

BY:

hwiggs@yahoo.com

Atlanta native Hayden Wiggs is an award-winning Journalism student at the University of Mississippi. She has been writing with The North Gwinnett Voice since 2016 and currently works as the...

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