The proposed $59.6 million general fund budget calls for the city holding its millage rate at 5.455 mills.
A homeowner whose home is valued around $258,000 would pay about $562.96 in property taxes.
The proposed budget will add $2.9 million in one-time capital investments and $9.5 million to its current $70 million capital improvement program, which maintains and enhances the city's roads, sidewalks, facilities and key infrastructure.
It also includes:
- adding six new employees (three in the Community Development, one in our Human Resources and a special events manager;
- Over $1 million is being added to employee salaries and benefits;
- an additional $40,000 in support for Roswell Inc. (formerly Roswell Business Alliance), making the city's total support at $480,000. Roswell Inc. is the economic development arm for Roswell.
- $500,000 included to fund the phased replacement of all public safety portable radios.
- Over $1 million to advance key transportation projects, including the Historic Gateway and Sun Valley Extension projects; $500,000 is included to enhance sidewalk connectivity and pedestrian safety
A second reading on both the budget and the rate will be held on June 23, and the council could adopt both the budget and the millage rate on that day.