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Budget, Parking Permit Fee Hike Approved

The City has approved the FY2011 budget in last week’s council meeting. This year’s budget has been termed as the “smallest” ($12.65  million) in the past three years. The loss of revenues due to declining property values has forced the city cut spending in a number of areas. Please check our coverage of this year’s budget here and here.

The draft budget was first introduced April 27. After a public hearing  on May 11, the council made a few minor additions. The council approves a grant of $3500 for the Meals on Wheels (MoW) program to purchase a refrigerator. The MoW delivers low cost meals to area’s senior citizens.

Another attempt by the District 2 council member Jack Perry to eliminate $12,500 funding to the Boys and Girls club was voted down (1-6-1).

The budget was approved with only dissenting vote from Jack Perry. Dist. 1 council member Chris Nagle abstained from voting.

The council also approved an increases in occupancy permit application fees ($10.00 per permit) and residential parking permits (an increase from $5.00 to $10.00 per permit). We took a poll on this earlier, which can be found here.

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