Sugar Hill approves 2018 budget

The Sugar Hill City Council recently approved the 2018 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget.

The 2018 Operating Budget reflects a 3.54 percent decrease over FY2017 expenses. The key elements influencing the budget are enhanced service delivery, including median and right-of-way maintenance on the recently completed Highway 20, gas system upgrades, and new recreation facilities and offerings.

The budget includes five new full-time staff members and five new part time employees.

The 2018 Capital Improvement Budget focuses on a continued commitment to key community goals for a world-class downtown, parks and greenspace, transportation and walkability.

Total capital improvements for FY2018 are $7,196,717, with most dedicated to the start of the Sugar Hill Greenway, sidewalk improvements along Suwanee Dam Road, Whitehead Road and Sycamore Road, transportation improvements as well as improvements to the historic downtown Sugar Hill Cemetery. The construction of the E Center is reported as a Sugar Hill Downtown Development Authority project. The city’s lease for the gymnasium, theater and remaining debit service are reflected as city expenditures.

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