Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to consider adoption of the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget at their meeting later today.

City commissioners meet today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall.

After adjusting its schedule, today’s meeting marks the second meeting of the month for city commissioners.

At the city commission’s first meeting of the month last week, Toccoa city officials presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget.

That proposed budget includes no planned changes in the city’s utility or millage rates.

The city’s proposed budget totals about $29.79 million in its combined operating funds of the general fund, water/wastewater fund, natural gas fund, and solid waste fund.

That is about $664,000 more than is budgeted for those four operating funds combined this current fiscal year.

The largest increase is about $560,000 in the general fund.

Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk said that increase ties to two things in particular, the pool project and pay increases for employees for the upcoming year.

City Manager Billy Morse says the proposed increase in salaries is not across the board, but is instead tied to a pay study that the city has been working to implement for the past couple of years.

Following their 5 p.m. meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to hold a work session. That work session is also scheduled for Toccoa City Hall.