CONTACT: Lindsey Thompson
Public Information Officer
The City of Marietta will hold a public hearing on June 4 regarding the recommended budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, which begins July 1. The meeting will be held at noon in the City Council Chamber located on the lobby level of City Hall at 205 Lawrence Street.
The budget funds the daily operations of the City, including police and fire services, parks and recreation programs, and streets and public works maintenance. The budget recommended by City Manager Bill Bruton and Finance staff is a balanced budget and has no service reductions and no tax or fee increases.
The City's millage rate which is currently 2.788 mills is expected to remain the same. While the hiring freeze enacted by the City in 2009 generally remains in effect, certain positions may be filled on a case-by-case basis and Marietta is still actively recruiting and hiring public safety positions in the Fire and Police departments.
The City's overall FY 2015 budget is $348.2 million, which includes the $50.6 million for the general fund budget. The City's undesignated reserve balance is approximately $15.2 million.
Citizens are invited to attend the public hearing where they will have the opportunity to comment on the budget after a presentation from staff.
Marietta City Council will consider the budget for approval at its regular scheduled meeting on June 11 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber.
More info: Marietta's Finance Department/Budget Division, 770-794-5544