FORT VALLEY — Officials will hold two public hearings on a proposed 2-mill tax increase as well as a special council meeting to approve the city’s budget for the 2011 fiscal year.
The proposed budget includes about $5.2 million in revenues and $4.9 million in expenditures. The proposed budget includes adding a public safety director and eliminating jobs for the police and fire chiefs. It also calls for freezing seven positions in the police department, eliminating a cost-of-living increase for employees, charging $25 as an administrative fee for business licenses and giving Public Works Director Larry Brown a $9,000 raise to $45,000. Officials also discussed increasing the price of cemetery plots.
The second public hearing on the millage rate increase will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, followed by a special meeting to approve the budget at 10:15 a.m. The third meeting for the millage rate increase will be held at 6 p.m.
The first day of Fort Valley’s new fiscal year is Friday.