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Developing Story: City Council approves 2022/23 final budget of $147.5 million

Adds $1.2 million to hire 18 firefighters


The Apopka City Council, at its September 14th budget hearing, voted 5-0 to approve the proposed millage rate of 4.1876 and a budget of $147.5 million for the fiscal year 2022/23.

A late addition to the general fund was a $1.2 million expenditure to hire 18 firefighters.

According to the City website and Bass' presentation, the FY 2023 budget totals $147.5 million... an increase of $17.4 million... a 12% over the FY 2022 budget. The general fund increased by $7 million, a 10% increase from last year.

The millage rate was approved at 4.1876 - the same rate as the 2021/22 budget.

Capital expenditures include the following: a fire engine, two ambulances, 17 police vehicles, cemetery improvements, building improvements, computer equipment, and software.

 21 new full-time positions have been added. Performance-based merit pay, up to 6%, is included for all full-time employees.

The budget allows for street improvements, new traffic signals, street resurfacing, new sidewalks and sidewalk repairs, water, wastewater, and reclaimed water infrastructure improvements.

This is a developing story and will be updated in future articles of The Apopka Voice.

Apopka City Council, Apopka City Budget FY 2022-23, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson, Apopka City Administrator Edward Bass, Millage Rate


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