Toccoa, Stephens Co. Both Set to Release Proposed Budgets Today

Both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County are scheduled to unveil their proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budgets during meetings today.

Stephens County will go first, releasing its proposed budget during its 8:30 a.m. commission meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse.

Last week, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that following two days of budget discussions among county commissioners, the county’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget was being built on the premise of an increase of 3.19 mills in the millage rate.

Later today, the city of Toccoa will release its proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget during its regular commission meeting at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall.

After a budget retreat with city commissioners last month, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said at that time that the city’s millage and utility rates were proposed to remain unchanged for the upcoming fiscal year.

Both this morning’s Stephens County Commission meeting and this afternoon’s Toccoa City Commission meeting are open to the public.

Both the city and county commissions must approve a budget for Fiscal Year 2015 on or before June 30 since the new fiscal year starts on July 1.