The balanced budget is set at $28.3 million, down from this year’s budget of $29.9 million.
The budget year, which begins July 1, is based on its millage remaining at 7.016 mills, no cost-of-living or merit raises and no layoffs or furloughs.
The council also approved the second reading of an ordinance to call for a referendum on retail Sunday alcohol sales.
Woodstock will join Holly Springs and Ball Ground in formally requesting its voters to consider referendums during the Nov. 8 election.
Both Canton and Cherokee County have yet to consider resolutions calling for citizens to vote on retail Sunday sales.
City Manager Jeff Moon also informed the council it will begin to enforce the state law that prohibits solicitation in state right-of-way. In the next few weeks, Woodstock police will remind solicitors of the state law.
The council also directed city staff to create a permitting process, which will stipulate which areas are suitable to solicit on.
The Waleska City Council during its meeting on Monday reviewed its proposed ordinance to regulate solicitation in city and state-owned right-of-way. The ordinance, which mirrors Cherokee County’s ordinance, would create a permitting process and requires anyone soliciting to wear an orange safety vest at all times. The first reading of the ordinance will be held June 13.
In other business, the Woodstock City Council:
n Approved Councilman Chris Casdia’s request to appoint Jimmy Miller to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board;
n Approved a liquor, beer, wine pouring and Sunday sales license to Firestone Wood Fire Pizza and Grill at 120 Chambers St.;
n Approved an on-premise consumption license for Wink Woodstock at 380 Chambers St.; and
n Announced the city will have Woodstock Night during the July 1 Atlanta Braves home game against the Baltimore Orioles at 7:35 p.m. at Turner Field. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Magnolia Hall at City Center or by calling (770) 517-6788.