City Offices Closed July 3

City of Carrollton offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020, in observation of Independence Day. Garbage and recycling collection will remain on its normal pick-up schedule the following week.

New Directors at Parks and Recreation Department

Two veteran employees have assumed new leadership roles at the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department. The city restructured the department earlier this year and named Kent Johnston as parks director. Julie Ivey has been named to fill the recently-vacated recreation director position.

“I am thankful for this wonderful opportunity,” said Ivey. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to work under several leaders in the parks and rec world. They have taught me so much and provided me with very valuable insight and experiences along the way. They’ve truly been mentors to me and I’m forever grateful for each one of them. I’m really looking forward to working with Kent Johnston and his amazing division while making certain that this department continues to provide quality parks and recreation programming for all citizens of Carrollton.”

In her new position, Ivey will be responsible for the department’s administration and athletics, aquatics and Catherine Hardy Lavender Center programming. Johnston will oversee parks, facilities and programming.

“As parks director, I look forward to working closely with Julie Ivey and all staff to develop more opportunities for citizens to enjoy parks and recreation in our amazing city,” Johnston said. “I appreciate that I have been entrusted with this role. Park and facilities improvements, enhanced programming, more trails and GreenBelt spurs, beautification and land acquisitions for our children and grandchildren are just a few of the things that keep me motivated in this job. I look forward to the possibilities.”

Ivey has worked in parks and recreation for 35 years, with more than 25 years at the CPRD. Johnston has been with the department for 25 years.

July 4 Celebration

Fireworks and music will fill the air over the Carrollton City Schools campus this July 4, in honor of our nation’s birthday.

The evening’s festivities will kick off at 8:30 p.m. with the Carroll Symphony Orchestra’s Sounds of Liberty concert on the front lawn of Carrollton Elementary School and culminate with the city’s fireworks show, just after dark. Spectators can watch the show in person while practicing social distancing (families should allow six feet between themselves and others) or tune-in to B92 FM and enjoy from their car or a vantage point near the schools complex.

The fireworks show will feature primarily high-altitude pyrotechnics which can be seen from a greater distance. The CSO will follow enhanced safety guidelines, including using a larger stage that allows greater spacing between musicians, checking the musicians’ temperatures before performing and wearing masks prior to the concert.

The Evening Sertoma Club’s annual People’s Parade through downtown was canceled this year to comply with the state’s social distancing guidelines for gatherings.

Notice of Special Called Meeting

The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Monday June15, 2020, at 4:00p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA. The purpose of the Special Called Meeting is for the Mayor & Council to enter into an Executive Session regarding Personnel and Real Estate matters. Executive Sessions and minutes to an Executive Session are not open to the public, pursuant O.C.G.A. § 50-14-2 (e)(2)(c).

Mayor and Council June Work Session

The City of Carrollton Mayor and Council will hold a work session on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA.  The purpose of the Work Session is to discuss a rezoning, SPLOST Intergovernmental Agreement, ordinance discussions, courthouse parking deck and board appointments. The work session will be streamed via Zoom, please email hbeaver@carrollton-ga.gov for the meeting ID. A summary of the work session will be posted on the City website within 48 hours after the meeting. All agenda items are for discussion, no formal vote will occur. 

Anyone requiring special needs should contact Faith Pullen at City Hall at 770-830-2000 or fpullen@carrollton-ga.gov prior to the work session.

Free COVID-19 Testing in Carroll

Beginning June 8, 2020, free coronavirus testing will be available in our community due to the efforts of several local organizations and individuals. Appointments are not required and you do not have to be exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms to be tested. Walk-ups are welcome. Testing sites, dates and times are below:

MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020
MOORE’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST
REVEREND EDWARD LANDRUM
120 N. PARK STREET
CARROLLTON, GA 30117

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CATHOLIC CHURCH
MSGR. JAMIE VARON/GYLA GONZALEZ
210 OLD CENTERPOINT ROAD
CARROLLTON, GA 30117

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CARROLLTON
REVEREND DR. WOODROW JOHNSON
563 OLD BREMEN ROAD
CARROLLTON, GA 0117

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020
MOUNT PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH
DR. BERNICE BROOKS/ PASTOR JAMES E. POTTS
133 THOMAS DORSEY DRIVE
VILLA RICA, GA 30180

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020
PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR FREDERICK RICKS
85 EAST HIGHWAY 5
ROOPVILLE, GA 30170

WEDNESDAY, 17, 2020
CLEM COMMUNITY CENTER
PASTOR VINCENT DORTCH OF ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH
2675 HIGHWAY 16
CARROLLTON, GA 30116

REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED/ TESTING 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1-800-847-4262 OR VISIT: HTTPS://COVID19.DPH.GA.GOV/

Sponsored By:
Georgia Department of Public Health

Supported By:
Dr. Charlie Rouse
Dr. Laura Larson
Michelle Morgan, Carroll County Commission Chair
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
Carroll County Emergency Management

Budget Summary Notice

A copy of the proposed FY 2020-2021 Budget scheduled for submission to the Mayor and Council is available for inspection at the office of the City Manager located at City Hall, 315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA.

The Mayor and Council will conduct a public hearing regarding the proposed FY 2020-2021 Budget at their special called meeting June 8, 2020 at 6:00pm in the 1st Floor Courtroom, 115 West Center Street, Carrollton GA 30117. All interested persons wishing to be heard on the budget are invited to appear. 

Anyone requiring special needs should contact Faith Pullen at City Hall at 770-830-2000 or fpullen@carrollton-ga.gov prior to the meeting.

CITY OF CARROLLTON GENERAL FUND
FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

REVENUES:                                                                        
Ad Valorem Tax $ 4,825,000                              
Sales Tax                                        $ 4,400,000                              
Franchise Fees                               $ 2,685,000           
Intergovernmental Revenues         $ 8,977,113                  
Fines & Forfeitures                         $ 1,000,000                  
Insurance Premium Tax                  $ 1,900,000                  
Occupation License Tax                 $ 1,400,000                  
Miscellaneous Income                    $    486,936                  
Other Tax Revenue                         $    915,000                 
Licenses and Permits                     $    525,000                  
Charges for Service                        $  1,458,445
TOTAL REVENUES                  $ 28,572,494

EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                   Police                                              $ 8,509,445
Fire                                                  $ 6,074,113                                              Recreation/Cultural Arts                 $ 6,495,883                                         Streets/Engineering                        $ 2,171,439                                 
General Administration                   $ 3,990,283                                              Community Development               $ 1,031,296                                             
Other Programs/Services                $    300,035
TOTAL EXPENDITURES        $ 28,572,494

CITY OF CARROLLTON WATER AND SEWER FUND
FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

REVENUES:                                                                        
Water Fees                                     $ 8,830,000                              
Sewer Fees                                    $ 5,500,000                              
Water & Sewer Taps                       $    700,000           
Other Fees / Miscellaneous           $ 1,130,000                  
Fund Balance Allocation                $ 1,990,433
TOTAL REVENUES                    $ 18,150,433

EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                   General Operations                        $    360,490
Water Filter Plant                            $3,741,624                                            Systems Upkeep                            $ 3,416,267                                         Wastewater Treatment Plant          $ 3,373,859                                           
Water Support / Meters                  $    583,534                                           
Debt Service                                   $    585,880                                            Facilities Maintenance                    $    839,112
Intergovernmental                           $ 5,249,667
TOTAL EXPENDITURES          $ 18,150,433

CITY OF CARROLLTON SANITATION FUND
FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

REVENUES:                                                                        
Garbage / Landfill Fees                 $ 4,980,000                              
Interest Income                              $    4,000                              
Fund Balance Allocation                $ 1,057,357           
TOTAL REVENUES                  $ 6,041,357

EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                   Operation and Maintenance          $ 3,789,491
Intergovernmental                          $ 2,251,866
TOTAL EXPENDITURES          $ 6,041,357

CITY OF CARROLLTON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE TEAM
FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

REVENUES:                                                                        
Service Revenue / Member Dues    $ 3,000                                      
Interest Income                                $    500                                      
TOTAL REVENUES                    $ 3,500

EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                   Maintenance & Operations              $  3,500
TOTAL EXPENDITURES          $ 3,500

CITY OF CARROLLTON HOTEL / MOTEL TAX FUND
FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

REVENUES:                                                                        
Hotel / Motel Tax                            $ 700,000                                              
TOTAL REVENUES                   $ 700,000

EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                   Appropriations to Other Agencies/ $ 700,000
Tourism / Product Development
TOTAL EXPENDITURES         $ 700,000

CITY OF CARROLLTON DRUG SEIZURE FUND
FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

REVENUES:                                                                       
Seized Funds                                  $ 100,000                                 
TOTAL REVENUES                    $ 100,000

EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                   Maintenance & Operations             $ 100,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES          $ 100,000

CITY OF CARROLLTON LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND
FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

REVENUES:                                                                        
Fund Balance                                 $ 350,000                                 
TOTAL REVENUES                  $ 350,000

EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                   Street Repaving / Repair                $ 350,000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES          $ 350,000