|By Matt Lasley, Grayson County News-Gazette, Leitchfield, Ky.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
During the regularly scheduled
Thomason said that when the budget committee -- consisting of City Councilmembers Kelly Stevenson,
After meeting with department heads and analyzing their needs, the deficit became an even larger
At this point, the budget committee, Thomason, and the department heads began the process of cutting the budget to balance it.
"Unfortunately, there was no department untouched by those budget cuts," said Thomason.
City officials and employees spent more than 15 hours formulating and balancing the budget, Stevenson said.
"We took it line for line to give everybody something they needed," Decker said.
By the time the proposed budget was completed, however, funds still remained to proceed with a number of projects and investments in the coming fiscal year, including improvements to
The City has also budgeted the purchase of new equipment for the
"We believe these projects and investments are crucial to continue operations and provide a safe environment for our citizens," Thomason said.
Following Thomason's message, City Finance Officer
In other business:
If the bidders are unable to provide the service/product, the City reserves the right to purchase from the other bidder, but this must be noted on the signed ticket.
The rate increased by five percent, and there was also a five percent tax increase with the plan; however, the deductible remains the same, and minimal change was made regarding coverage.
"It's a good plan," Embry said.