Proposed 2013 budget for Fort Oglethorpe goes to council
Fort Oglethorpe city manager Ron Goulart has presented his proposed 2013 budget.
For the third year in a row there will be a $575,000 surplus from estimated city profits available to be applied to the city's overall balanced budget.
The city’s budget year begins Jan. 1, and Goulart has to present his proposed budget to the council 90 days prior.
This year $376,370 of the surplus will be applied to the budget, while the remainder ($198,630) will go into the city's reserves. The $376,370 is $151,198 more than was applied to the 2012 budget, but $173,459 less than in 2011.
The city’s 2013 budget is set at $13,559,394, a reduction of $134,054 from the 2012 budget of $13,693,448.
The council will hold three budget readings, with the first one scheduled for Sept. 10. The other readings will be held Sept. 24 and Oct. 8. At the Sept. 24 reading, which will be held before the council meeting, the public can ask questions and/or raise concerns regarding the budget. The council is expected to adopt the budget following the Oct. 8 reading.