September 24, 2014
The Johns Creek City Council on Sept. 22 approved a $69.4 million budget for 2015 without raising property taxes.
Most of the money, $50.4 million, is in the general fund, which covers day-to-day services. The 2014 general fund budget was $46.6 million.
The City has maintained the same property tax rate of 4.614 mills since it was incorporated in 2006. In addition to the general fund, the City maintains eight other accounts ranging from a tree replacement fund to capital projects.
Highlights of the 2015 budget include:
- $15.3 million for capital improvements (roads and transportation projects; park improvements; intelligent traffic system Phases 3a and 4)
- $442,000 to replace police vehicles
- $150,000 for economic development program (Johns Creek Advantage)
- $153,000 for IT (servers and uninterruptable power supply)
- $279,000 for new Fire vehicles, equipment and rescue boat
The City's fiscal year starts Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30.