The Dawsonville city council recently voted to approve its 2018-2019 budget, which will take effect July 1. The $5.7 million budget is an increase of $726,778 over the 2017-2018 budget. The city has budgeted $1.3 million in SPLOST VI expenditures, with roads and sidewalks, the farmers market project and Main Street Park as the biggest expenditures. Improvements are also in the books for city hall, including a storage building, new HVAC units, a security badge system, replacing the awning, painting the upstairs, landscaping near Hwy. 53 and furnishing the J.L. Cox meeting room.