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The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to hear last of budget presentations

POSTED: April 8, 2014 12:35 a.m.

Gainesville City Council will meet Thursday morning to hear the last of the departmental budget presentations for the coming 2015 fiscal year.

All divisions of the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department will present their goals, priorities and budget requests.

City Manager Kip Padgett is scheduled to give his overall budget presentation, including anticipated revenues and expenditures for the coming fiscal year, on May 1.

Padgett has said he expects tax revenue to remain on par with the current fiscal year’s budget, and he has asked all departments to keep their budget requests flat for 2015.

City Council will hold its work session at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 301 of the Administration Building, 300 Henry Ward Way.

Planning board to consider apartments off Queen City Parkway

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will meet tonight to consider a proposed 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex.

The proposed 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street is directly across from the city’s Public Safety Complex.

Nonprofit Atlanta-based developer Mercy Housing Southeast is under contract to purchase the land, which consists of 11 parcels of housing rental units, accessory buildings and a metal warehouse used as a church.

Most apartments will be rented to households at 50 percent and 60 percent of the area median income, while some will have no income restrictions.

The Planning and Appeals Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Gainesville Justice Center, 701 Queen City Parkway.

Hall commissioners cancel meetings this week

With a lean agenda on the docket, coupled with it being spring break this week for local schools, the Hall County Board of Commissioners has canceled its regularly scheduled work session and commission meeting this week.

“Considering those two items, the commission decided it would be best to cancel the meeting,” county spokeswoman Katie Crumley said.

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