The Lumpkin County Homeowners Association (LCHA) will meet on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 PM in the meeting room of United Community Bank located on Morrison Moore Parkway across from the Post Office. Please note the change in time.
All county residents are encouraged to attend and participate. We expect to have a lively discussion of the county budget.
Can we afford to expand the Senior Center during a budget crisis?
Should our county government promote spending on ball fields at a time they are considering reductions in fire department personnel?
Do you realize that you will pay more for homeowners insurance if the fire department cuts are made?
What is important to you? The commissioners need to know what you want. Start talking about cuts now and make certain that you are heard before the budget is finalized. Don’t complain about a tax increase after it has passed if you don’t speak up and tell the commissioners where cuts can be made.
Discussions on the county budget at the last meeting resulted in the conclusion that we do not want emergency services and public safety reduced. There were no recommendations on where the budget should be cut due to lack of information about the budget, yet, our commissioners will be voting on a budget that they don’t even get to see until June.
You would be shocked to find out how little your commissioners know. They will see the proposed budget for the first time at the June 3 Work Session beginning at 9:00 AM. They will meet with the Budget Committee on June 7 and June 11 to set the final budget. We’ll post the time as soon as we get the information.
The millage rate will be determined based on the approved budget and published on June 30. Official (required) PUBLIC HEARINGS on the PROPOSED BUDGET will take place on July 8, 12 and 15. Do you really think your comments will matter by that time?
Join us for lemonade, cake and lively discussion.