On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Gwinnett County Board of
Commissioners adopted a $1.42 billion budget for fiscal
year 2015. The balanced budget holds the line on property tax rates
and is based on a small amount of growth in the tax digest.
The operating budget for fiscal year 2015 totals $1.05 billion
and includes pay-for-performance increases for non-sworn employees and a step
increase for public safety personnel. The budget will also fund new staff
positions for judicial services, the animal shelter, a new fire station and the
new Level Creek Park scheduled to open this year. Roadside maintenance such as
mowing and trimming sidewalks and medians and sweeping curbs and turn lanes
will be partially restored through the use of contracts with private companies.
Gwinnett will also bring back Saturday bus service for local routes and add two
daily express service trips from the Indian Trail Park and Ride lot to help
The $371.04 million capital budget includes construction of two fire
stations using SPLOST funds. The new Fire Station 31 will serve Georgia
Gwinnett College and the surrounding community and Fire Station 10 will be
relocated to improve fire and emergency services coverage in the Mall of
Georgia area. Existing personnel will staff the relocated station.
Check out the following additional resources for more about the 2015 Adopted Budget.