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City of Johns Creek approves Fiscal Year 2019 budget

September 26, 2018

Budget Book CoverThe Johns Creek City Council approved the thirteenth balanced budget. The $63.2 million General Fund budget was adopted Monday, Sept. 24 for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 beginning Oct.1. The adopted budget includes $42.1M in General Fund expenditures for government services and $21.1M in total for maintenance accruals, vehicle accruals, capital projects, city hall debt service, and E911. 
Mayor Mike Bodker applauded the Council on their effort improving and finalizing the budget for FY2019 which was built upon the themes of transparency, budget maturity, promises made – promises kept, identifying the true cost of service, and the Year of Stormwater. 

“The FY2019 budget ensures that the City will continue to provide the high-level, high-quality services desired by our residents," said Bodker. "The FY2019 budget forwards the City Council’s commitment to completing necessary infrastructure maintenance while allocating resources to forward community priorities.” 
Planned expenditures to forward leading levels of public safety include $2.6M for construction of a fourth fire station and $400K for police department body-worn cameras. Investments in quality of life include $2.7M in road resurfacing, $1M in new sidewalks, and $1.25M for sound abatement fencing and landscaping on the recently completed Abbotts Bridge Road construction project (from Jones Bridge Road to Parsons Road). 
Additionally the FY2019 budget focuses on addressing stormwater and its impact on the community. The adopted budget includes $250K to continue the stormwater system assessment and sets aside over $1M towards future stormwater improvement projects anticipated to be identified and prioritized through the study. 
The budget documents and presentation are available on the City’s website.