Fayette County passes FY2021 budget

Following a second public hearing at its June 25 meeting, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a total operating budget of $95.7 million for the new fiscal year, starting July 1.

The general fund, which covers public safety, public works and other government expenses, amounts to $56 million of that, with special revenue funds and water and solid waste systems adding the rest. The capital improvements budget for the coming year will be $11.9 million. The new budget is based on no increase in property tax rates, with an anticipated rollback millage rate of 4.27 next year. It also maintains employee health and retirement benefits; personnel costs account for 64 percent of general fund expenditures. Chief Financial Officer Sheryl Weinmann said Fayette will end the 2020 fiscal year with a $30 million fund balance.

The full outline of the budget plan is in the June 25 agenda packet at https://fayettecountyga.gov/administration/BOC/county_commission_meetings.htm.