Woodstock to consider 1st reading of FY12 budget
by Cherokee Tribune staff
May 22, 2011 12:00 AM | 1874 views | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock City Council will consider the first reading of its 2012 fiscal year budget during its Monday meeting.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall Annex.

The city is projecting is fiscal year 2012 budget to be $28.3 million, down from this year’s budget of $29.9 million.

The budget year, which begins July 1, is based on its millage remaining at 7.016 mills, no cost-of-living or merit raises and no layoffs or furloughs.

The council will also hear the second reading of an ordinance to call for voters to consider allowing retail Sunday alcohol sales.

If the second reading passes, Woodstock will join Holly Springs and Ball Ground in formally requesting its voters to consider referendums during the Nov. 8 election.

Mayor Donnie Henriques will recognize Bruce Miller, a Woodstock High School graduate who was selected for NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, read a proclamation honoring Woodstock soldier Gary Lee Nelson III who was killed in combat, recognize employee Velda Babiak for completing Microsoft certification and the police department’s employee of the quarter.

Other items on the agenda include:

* An update on solicitation in the right of ways;

* A variance request from Zaxby’s at 107 Claremore Drive to allow an additional free standing sign on the property.

* The final reading of extending the apartment moratorium in the Ridgewalk area;

* A beer, wine and liquor pouring license for Firestone Wood Fire Pizza & Grill at 120 Chambers Street;

* An on premise alcohol consumption license for Wink Woodstock, LLC at 380 Chambers Street;

* Parking lot agreement with JDN Realty for staging area for the July 4 fireworks;

* An advertising agreement to participate in the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Map for 2011-12; and

* Discuss the lease with Elm Street Arts.
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The Truth
May 24, 2011
Gary Lee Nelson was NOT killed in combat. His death, however tragic sadens me that a young man has died. His death had ZERO to do with war, or the US military. As a war vet myself I am sick of hearing about this kid who died on his own terms!!
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