Toccoa Commission To Meet Monday

The Toccoa City Commission will hold the first public hearing on its Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget at its meeting Monday.

City commissioners will meet at 5 p.m.

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse is presenting a proposed operating budget that is just under $36.2 million.

That would be an increase of about 8.55 percent from the current Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget.

Morse said the increase is due to increases in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds and funds put aside for the Davidson Creek Dredging Project.

He went on to say that operating fund budgets, which include the general fund and the utility funds, are declining by about two percent.

Also, the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the city of Toccoa calls for no change in the millage rate and no changes to utility rates.

Meanwhile, Toccoa City Commissioners will meet for a work session prior to their 5 p.m. meeting Monday.

That work session will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Toccoa City Hall.

During the work session, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss a number of topics.

Those topics include a Big A Road Sidewalk Project, a Whitman Street/Famous Flames Memorial, Hayes Street Development, and more.

Both the meeting and the work session Monday are open to the public.