DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER

TOWN HALL

ANN JONES GUIDER
DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
6 PM EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH
8445 EPHESUS CHURCH ROAD
VILLA RICA, GA 30180

PUBLIC INVITED

DOUGLAS BLVD POTHOLES – Bright Star Road to Hwy 5

I have received several calls about the potholes on Douglas Blvd. between Bright Star Road and Hwy. 5.  Although this road is in District 4, it falls inside the city limits of Douglasville and under their responsibility.  I have talked with someone at City Hall about it, and I was told it will probably be next spring before it is repaired.  The project would be quite extensive since there are 5 lanes involved.  So, keep dodging the holes and hang in there until next spring.

2018 PROPOSED BUDGET

The BOC met last week to go over the budget figures brought forth by staff.  To say the least, it was very disturbing as expected Revenues are $8.6 million UNDER preliminary Expenditures.  There is much work to do to balance this budget.  Between now and next month, we will all be diligently working to do so. A lot of cuts are expected to be made, but hopefully, the cuts will have the least adverse affect on the citizens.  Revenues are down in Sales Tax, some Court fines, Jail surcharges, and Rideshare fees.  Sales Tax is also split between the county and the cities in accordance with the Service Delivery Agreement between the two entities.  On-line sales have greatly affected sales tax collections by the State.

I will keep you apprised of the progress as we work through it all.  There will be two Public Meetings on December 5 and 19 on the adoption of the final budget.  I will remind  you again as those dates draw nearer.