Troy City Council to begin budget talks

Published 10:30 pm Monday, August 23, 2010

The process of setting the City of Troy’s budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year is set to begin today, as Mayor Jimmy Lunsford will discuss certain aspects of the budget with the city council at today’s council meeting.

“I’m just going to be presenting some information to the city council regarding the budget,” Lunsford said. “These are just some considerations we need to make as we develop the budget.”

Among the topics of discussion will be the possibility of dipping into the city’s surplus when making the budget.

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“One of the main things is we’re going to take a look at the possibility of a budget that isn’t balanced,” Lunsford said. “If the budget isn’t balanced, would the council consider going into our surplus? That’s one of the things we’ll talk about.”

Lunsford also said the council would consider how the city’s long-term projects would affect the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

The other items on the council’s agenda for today include reviewing an application for a liquor license for Hurt Brothers Lounge, a dilapidated building appeal presented by Martha Sanders on the property at 116 Murphree St., awarding the bid for the runway extension at the airport, entering into an advisory service agreement for utility pole management with Local Government Services (LGS), entering into a management service agreement with LGS to handle the cable television franchise when Charter Cable is bought out in November, a resolution declaring weeds a nuisance at 203 Todd St. and a resolution allowing for a tax abatement for KW Plastics.