Marietta City Council voted June 12 to adopt the city's balanced budget for the next fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013, and ends June 30, 2014. The budget was passed without raising taxes or reducing services. The city's millage rate – for maintenance and operations – remains 2.788.
Marietta's general fund budget of $48.9 million funds the day-to-day operations of the city, including police and fire services, parks and recreation programs, streets and public works maintenance, sanitation services and code enforcement.
"The general fund budget is $2 million less than four years ago, and the city is continuing to operate with fewer employees," city manager Bill Bruton said. "A total of 45 positions will not be filled in the new budget year."
In addition to the general fund, Marietta's total budget includes other funds, including the Board of Lights and Water, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), Gone with the Wind Museum, Weed and Seed Program Grant and Police Asset Forfeitures. The total of all funds is approximately $290 million.
A series of public meetings on the budget were held before City Council approved it tonight.
More info: Marietta's Budget Division, 770-794-5538