Final Approval Given to Budget, Millage Rate

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Commissioners gave final approval to the city’s budget and millage rates at their special commission meeting on Sept. 25.

Commissioners approved an operating millage rate of 5.9837 and a debt service millage rate of 0.5017, which includes the parks and city hall bonds.

The millage rates will result in a $1.10 increase this year for single family home owners with Save Our Homes [SOH] and a $19.10 for those without SOH. For condo owners with SOH, the increase will be .49 cents and $10.08 without.

This year’s $35.05 million budget includes $7.15 million for the police department, $4.3 million for leisure services, and $1.3 million for Community Development Services.

The budget also included $295,000 for Goren, Cherof, Doody, & Ezrol, the law firm which represents the city, $32,000 over three years to convert two tennis courts from asphalt to clay, $17,250 for Wayfinding signs to help direct tourists to destinations in the city, and $5,000 if the county transfers Site 92, a small strip of green space, to the city.

 


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