It’s the public’s turn to talk about PTC’s budget

It’s the public’s turn to talk about PTC’s budget

Peachtree City residents now have a crack to get their questions answered about the city’s $39 million budget proposed for next year.

Two weeks ago, City Manager Jon Rorie outlined the spending for next year. 

“This is the best financial position we’ve been in since I’ve been city manager,” Rorie said.

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, Rorie said the city will use money from its reserve fund to balance the budget. The budget does include more than $500,000 for cost of living adjustments and merit raises. Rorie projected the millage rate as 6.232, which is a reduction of .176 since bond has been paid off this year.

In other news, the City Council will consider a small rezoning request for 5.65 acres at Greenwood Lane. The applicant, Cavalier Manor, wants the parcel rezoned from ER Estate Residential to R-43 Single Family Residential. The rezoning would result in five-one-acre lots with two shared drives. The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approving the request.