Smyrna council approves FY12 budget

SMYRNA, Ga. — The Smyrna City Council recently passed a $70.9 million annual budget for Fiscal Year 2012, an increase of nearly 6 percent over the previous year’s budget.

City officials said they will not need to lay off or furlough any city employees or close any facilities. In addition, the city did not need to dip into its reserve funds to cover the budget or increase the millage rate, which has remained at 8.99 mills since 2007, officials said.

The city hasn’t increased its millage rate since 1991, officials said.

The city’s budget includes a $38 million general fund, a decrease of about $64,373 from the Fiscal Year 2011 general fund budget. The budget also includes and $18.1 million for the city’s water and sewer department, a budget that is self-supported through service fees.

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