The Sandy Springs City Council on May 6 held the second of two budget workshops looking at a potential Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

City Manager John McDonough told the council that projected revenue for 2015 is $83,129,280, up from $80,357,120 in 2014. Projected general fund expenditures for 2015 are $90,185,932, up .93 percent from $89,350,913 in 2014. To balance the budget, a general fund balance from 2014 of $7,056,652 will carry over into the 2015 budget. The council also set aside $20.5 million for a reserve fund.

City council members had ranked potential capital projects for 2015, with sidewalk programs, intersection improvements, Abernathy/Johnson Ferry roadway improvements and a traffic management center coming in as the top four, respectively.

The budget process will continue May 20 when city staff present a proposed budget to the council. A public hearing and budget discussion will follow on June 3, with a final public hearing and city council vote scheduled to take place June 17.

This article was updated to include information about the general fund balance from 2014.

Ann Marie Quill

Ann Marie Quill is Associate Editor at Reporter Newspapers.