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City Council Approves $12.7-Million 2014-15 Budget

Summary of June 17 city council meeting.

Peachtree Corners, Ga., news
Peachtree Corners, Ga., news

Summary highlights from the June 17 Peachtree Corners City Council meeting, from post on city’s website.

Mayor’s remarks: Mayor Mason thanked the Festival Committee, City Staff, Council, and the citizens of Peachtree Corners for a successful 2014 Peachtree Corners Festival.

Public Comments: Mr. Joe Sawyer expressed concern with Code Enforcement issues in his neighborhood. Mrs. Debbie Mason thanked the City for their participation in this year’s Peachtree Corners Festival.

Recycling Awards: Recycling awards were presented to Christina Otterbach and Paul and Sandra Lundblad.

Approved with Conditions: Second Read and consideration of a request for a Special Use Permit to add used auto sales to an existing church use on a 1.34 acre parcel located at 4521 Buford Highway in Land Lot 258, 6th District, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

2014-2015 Budget: Presented in public hearing, then approved for adoption. The budget total is $12,755,500.

Approved: Consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage License Application for Shandiz House of Kabob’s at 5270 Peachtree Pkwy, Suite 115, Peachtree Corners GA 30092. Applicant is Nozhan Montaz for Consumption on Premise Wine & Malt Beverage.

Approved: Consideration of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett County for construction of a sidewalk on Crooked Creek Road (LMIG).

Approved: Consideration of an extension of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett County for routine road maintenance.

Approved: Consideration of approving a contract for Economic Development Services with The Pendleton Group and authorizing signature for contract documents.

First Read: First Read and consideration of Solid Waste Ordinance. Second read will be July 15.

Steve Rausch June 25, 2014 at 06:41 AM
I can't wait to see their next years budget.....City of Atlanta sized numbers maybe! I can't believe they presented it with straight faces after all the talks they all gave when running for office. Remember this whenever any of this crew of thiefs come up for election. If nobody votes for them maybe they'll get the message.
Judy June 25, 2014 at 08:45 AM
Steve - the problem is that no one has run against them!
Steve Rausch June 25, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Even if they run unopposed, when they get no votes but their own they WILL get the message. This massive budget is completely out of reality.
Juan Blanco June 25, 2014 at 10:27 AM
The budget is out of reality, but only as it refers to the original charter and function of this new “city-lite”. Regardless of that, the fact is that our city is generating an enormous amount of revenue due to its franchise tax, licenses and SPLOST funds. I'm not sure if this was forecasted or underestimated during the original independent study, but it is a massive windfall which is OK with me. What's perturbing to me, is the forecasted use of these funds. At first glance, it seems that the windfall is being used to grant extremely generous salary increases, compensation packages and to spend it frivolously just because is there. Please pay special attention to the itemized forecasted expenses in the "General Funds Expenditures Detail" portion of the budget and let me know how you feel about the increases between 2013 & 2015. Not sure if purposely omitted, but this budget report is missing actual number for prior years. We should be able to see the actual expenditure for 2013 & 2014. Also, with a budget of this magnitude. I would greatly encourage the city to engage an outside accounting firm to perform yearly financial audits. After all, we are talking about a $12.7MM Budget. ;-)
Richard T. July 01, 2014 at 12:35 PM
I tried to tell people this would happen, back when "citylite" just sounded like the mad fantasy of power hungry homeowners associations. The gullible voters have opened Pandora's box and are now wishing they could close it. Voters who are too damned lazy to do their homework, and who believe every lie a politician can tell, are the ptimary reason this Country is in the sad shaoe it's in. If you votrd for the 0-bama, or you voted for citylite, please please please stay away from the polls for the rest of your misguided life.

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