Fees headed up in Peachtree City

In addition to approving the city’s budget Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will also increase raising certain fees that would take effect this October.

Chief among the fee increases would be for out-of-city users on Peachtree City’s golf cart paths. City officials plan on a 50 percent increase from $100 per year to $150 a year to help pay for upkeep on the paths.

Admission to the city’s pools will go up for everyone, with residents seeing a $1 per visit increase, while non-Peachtree City teenagers will pay $12 per visit.

The city’s  $39 million budget for next year will also be signed off by the City Council.

The city projects just over $38 million in revenue, but that could change based on the final tax digest from the county. If the projected revenues are correct, City Manager Jon Rorie said the city will use $490,000 in money from its reserve fund to balance the budget, Rorie projected the millage rate at 6.232, which is a reduction of .176 since the bond indebtedness has been paid off this year. 

The budget includes a COLA adjustment for employees on Jan. 1, 2020, a $7,000 reduction to the Airport Authority, and a more than $26,000 in reduction to the Fayetteville County Development Authority. The city plans to use those funds for its own economic development efforts.

Since the city is not rolling back the total new assessments on homes, the city will also schedule millage rate hearings.