The Hall County Board of Commissioners cut $1.5 million from the originally proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 with the adoption of a balanced budget Thursday night.
The General Fund millage rate, which is the property tax rate that supports daily operations, was adopted at 6.70 mills, a decrease from 6.95 mills as was originally proposed. The Fire Fund millage rate, which supports Fire Services, remains unchanged at 2.65 mills for unincorporated residents and 4.08 for incorporated residents.
The General Fund budget is approximately $102.15 million and includes funding for a new superior court judge as mandated by the state due to Hall County’s growing population, funding to support staffing increases at the Hall County Jail to comply with state safety guidelines and increases to address state-mandated indigent defense requirements for juvenile court hearings, among other items.
Hall County held public hearings on the proposed FY 2018 budget on June 15 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on June 22 at 6 p.m. prior to budget adoption. A copy of the FY 2018 Budget presentation can be downloaded at the link below.