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New revenue system proposed for the City of Bainbridge

Bainbridge is working on a plan to get more money into the city's budget without having to raise taxes. (Source:WALB) Bainbridge is working on a plan to get more money into the city's budget without having to raise taxes. (Source:WALB)
"Things that were always very reliable sources of income just now are not" said City Manager, Chris Hobby. (Source:WALB) "Things that were always very reliable sources of income just now are not" said City Manager, Chris Hobby. (Source:WALB)
With more money in the budget the city will finally be able to finish projects that many people in the community have been asking for. (Source:WALB) With more money in the budget the city will finally be able to finish projects that many people in the community have been asking for. (Source:WALB)
The city could also use the money to replace it's city vehicles and equipment. (Source:WALB) The city could also use the money to replace it's city vehicles and equipment. (Source:WALB)
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

Bainbridge is working on a plan to get more money into the city's budget without having to raise taxes.

"Things that were always very reliable sources of income just now are not" said City Manager, Chris Hobby.

Hobby has proposed a new system for the city relying on revenue from service-based fees like water and sewage instead of sales and property tax.

He said people wont notice that much of a difference unless they are using an extremely high amount of water each month.

"Any increase that we do on the water and sewage side will still have us as the lowest in the region," said Hobby.

With more money in the budget the city will finally be able to finish projects that many people in the community have been asking for.

One project that could be completed with money from the new revenue system would finishing of the six mile trial.

They would add a bridge at the boat basin to connect one side of the trail to the other.

The city could also use the money to replace it's city vehicles and equipment.

"We have a fleet of about 54 vehicles that the city uses, the average age of that fleet is about 17 years old with about 250,000 miles being the average mileage," said Hobby.

The city plans to review the proposal at the budget hearing next Tuesday.

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