Johns Creek considering budget plan

The Johns Creek City Council and the public got a first look at the proposed FY 2016 budget Monday night.

The 2016 plan totals $53.4 million, up from roughly $50 million in 2015. The proposal would pull $5 million from city reserve funds to help pay for capital projects and service improvements.

Highlights of the budget include several high-profile transportation projects, among them widening Kimball Bridge Road from State Bridge to Jomes Bridge roads, a more than $9 million project. It also earmarks $500,000 to improve the Medlock Bridge and State Bridge roads intersection.

Budget planners also want to hire four new police officers and four additional fire department personnel and complete/develop the State Bridge Road and Morton Road pocket parks.

After public hearings Sept. 8 and Sept. 28, final adoption for the budget is set for Sept. 28.

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