Council OKs $87M budget

July 27, 2012 • Local News

In a special meeting, the Roswell City Council approved an approximately 70-page budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that includes around $87 million in expenditures and accounts for the completion of the new barracks for the Youth ChalleNGe Academy and allots an additional $500,000 in city funds for the completion of the girls softball complex at the Wool Bowl. Councilor Elena Velasquez was the only member absent from the meeting.

City Manager Larry Fry said this year’s budget is comparable with past years in terms of total expenditures and revenues. The city is budgeting gross receipts tax flat in comparison to last year’s collections, he said.

“We had a very positive month during the month of July, which is May activity. We’re up about 12 percent, so we’re Login to read more

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