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Budget meeting Thursday
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McMinnville officials will be meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. to continue their review of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14.
During the last meeting to review the budget, Finance Committee chairman Ken Smith says he is attempting to keep the ending balance at $4 million — $2 million above what city administrator David Rutherford says the city must have at the beginning of each fiscal year.
“The proposed budget had the ending fund balance dropping down to $3.6 million,” said Smith. “David has told us $2 million is extremely necessary for us to operate effectively for a short period of time. My goal was to get the fund balance back up to $4 million. That’s just a personal point of view I have.”
Reviewed at that time were the proposed budgets for Public Works $1.2 million, Vehicle Maintenance $329,695, Animal Control $77,175, Urban Forestry $198,210, Street Aid $324,433, Solid Waste Collection and Disposal $1.2 million, Fire $2.4 million, Police $3.2 million and Drug Fund $69,800.
Up for review this week will be the proposed budgets of the Water and Wastewater Department $4.5 million, Planning and Zoning Department $262,520, and Administration Department at $2 million.
A meeting to discuss the proposed budget for the Parks and Recreation Department has not been set.