The Lake Helen City Commission set their budget Sept. 28, just three days before the Oct. 1 start date.
The millage rate was adjusted to 6.5, greater than the rollback rate of 6.22 by 4.33 percent. The reduction from the advertised rate of 6.85 percent resulted in the loss of $60,000 from Lake Helen’s proposed budget.
The final total for Lake Helen’s budget is $3.63 million.
The City Commission also eliminated the cost-of-living increase from the commission salaries, saving $2,000 from the proposed budget