The Fleming-Neon City Council will have to work with less as it crafts the city’s Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget.
At a special called budget workshop held Monday evening, City Clerk Janice Banks told council members that revenue will be reduced for the coming year and they will have to make some adjustments to continue to provide service at the current level. Banks said that as an example, funding from the Local Government Economic Assistance (LGEA) fund will be reduced by just over $20,000 and added that payment of city taxes and business licenses is also lower at this point than last year.
Banks said that although all the figures aren’t in for the current year, it looks like reductions in revenue will figure across the board. However, the city will carry over slightly more than $30,000 from the current year and Banks said it has some savings from surpluses from previous years. Council member James D. Collins said he believes that landfill fees will not go up in the coming year, which will be a positive for the city.
Mayor Susie Polis said the council will conduct the first reading of the 2013- 2014 budget at the Monday, June 10, meeting and will consider the budget for the Water and Sewer Department at that time as well.