Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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June 22, 2012

Council trims next budget

CAVE CITY — Cave City’s 2012-13 budget reflects a savings of about $42,000, according to city officials, but they aren’t done. More budget cuts are anticipated.

The city council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance during a special-called meeting Friday afternoon adopting the budget.

Council members were presented with copies of the budget and Robert Smith, the city’s code enforcement officer who has been helping out in the city clerk’s office since the termination of former city clerk Pam Hunt was terminated, asked them to approve the ordinance on first reading and then submit changes they would like to see made before approving the ordinance on second reading.

The budget reflects slightly more than $1 million in total appropriations with $114,000 in excess resources over/under appropriations. It also shows $1.1 million in total estimated revenues and a fund balance carried forward in the general fund of $25,000 and $104,000 in the road aid/Local Government Economic Authority fund.

The council allowed Smith to meet with each city department earlier in the year to discuss possible budget cuts.

“This [is] the first year in a long time that each department had input,” he said.

Smith reviewed those budget cuts with the council during the meeting.

One budget cut that will affect the police department involves  uniform allowances.

In the past, each police officer had received $500 per year for uniforms. With the new budget, the entire police department will receive a uniform allowance of $500 per year.

 

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