Sunday, August 17, 2014

Apalachicola City Council to hold first budget workshop Tuesday

The Apalachicola Board of City Commissioners will meet Tuesday to begin the process of developing a budget that will govern city expenditures for the next Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

In all city officials have scheduled three budget workshops for August 19th; August 26th, and September 4th, each at 6:00pm on Tuesday's inside the Battery Park Community Center.  The September 4th workshop in on the schedule, but will be held only if needed.

Last July 15 city commissioners held a special meeting where they tentatively set the millage rate at 10 mils the maximum allowed by law. Setting the millage is the first step in developing the city's annual operating budget; once the rate has been set; it cannot be raised only lowered.

At the August 19th workshop city officials will began attentively looking at the overall budget to find ways to trim the rate as customarily done by commissioners while funding the essential operations of city government.

As always members of the public are both invited and encouraged to attend.