By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
Some good financial news was on the agenda for City Commissioners Monday night.
At their meeting, the City of Rome got a clean-bill of health for their 2012 financials. Much like the county last week, Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC audited the city, finding a healthy budget with revenues exceeding expenditures by over $900,000.
Also on the docket, commissioners heard the recommendation made by the finance committee to keep the current 26.15 millage rate the same. This will be the third year the rate remains unchanged, says Mayor Pro-Tem Jamie Doss.
“We have been through a rough economy, and so for the school system and the City of Rome to maintain the current millage rate---I think it’s outstanding,” Doss says.
Though commissioners did not take any official action, they will be holding a public hearing on the recommended millage rate in July.
Even with the Rome City Schools millage rate staying constant at 17.45 Mils, the system was still able to earmark $300,000 to eliminate two furlough days, bringing the total amount down to eight.