Snellville approves $14.69 million budget

The Snellville city council recently approved a $13,063,295 Fiscal Year 2021 balanced budget. (Courtesy City of Snellville)

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The Snellville city council recently approved a $13,063,295 Fiscal Year 2021 balanced budget. (Courtesy City of Snellville)

The city of Snellville recently approved the city’s new budget for fiscal year 2022-2023.

The balanced budget of $14.69 million was approved by Mayor Barbara Bender and City Council, the announcement said.

The announcement said the budget is an increase from last year’s $13.61 million budget.

The following contributed to the increase:

  • A police dispatch shortfall of $168,726 will be covered due to a change in the service agreement with Gwinnett County.
  • Increased gas, utilities and supply costs due to inflation.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department is now back to pre-COVID activity levels, increasing programming costs.
  • Changes to police salaries to increase job retention and hiring competitiveness.

“I am pleased we are able to pass a balanced budget that provides for competitive salaries for police and other employees as well as continuing our high level of service delivery,” Bender said in a Monday email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Gwinnett County city also budgeted $1.15 million for road resurfacing and $1.28 million for stormwater improvements, the announcement said.

The millage rate is expected to stay the same, but will be officially set by Bender and City Council in July.