County passes budget

Published 8:06 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Troup County Board of Commissioners approved the county budget for the 2019 Fiscal Year on Tuesday.

The county expects to receive $40,403,340 in revenue during the 2019 Fiscal Year.  The majority of that income will come from taxes, and the largest expense on the budget is public safety.

A few changes were made to the budget since its initial proposal, including an additional $18,000 to the clerk of courts office for software and a decrease of $91,786 that was agreed on with the sheriff’s office.

The addition of a community engagement specialist at the cost of $65,698 annually was also approved, and a new request from the health department is expected to come before the board of commissioners within the next two weeks.

Proposals of increasing library funding, increasing funding to the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and increasing funding to the district attorney and public defender offices were put on hold until mid-budget year.

No citizens spoke during any of the public hearings on the Troup County budget.

To view the proposed budget, visit

The commission also held a millage rate hearing during Tuesday’s meeting and Tuesday night.

The rate will remain the same, and no one commented during the meeting.

The next meeting for the Troup County is scheduled for June 14 at 9 a.m.