Clerk: Brundidge on track with budget

Published 6:02 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2010

One month into FY 2011, the city of Brundidge is on budget in both revenues and expenses.

Linda Faust, city administrative assistant, presented the October financial report to the city council Tuesday and said the city is on target, except for the utility fund.

“Utility revenues were down slightly but that’s because of the mild weather we enjoyed, but the expenses were down also,” Faust said. “However, with the cold weather we are having now, we can expect to see increases.”

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Faust said there was not really much to talk about budget wise because the fiscal year is just under way.

“But, right now, we are looking good,” she said.

The council worked from a one-item agenda but did discuss redistricting, which is a strong possibility when the 2010 census numbers are released.

“With only a 10 percent tolerance in our districts, we could be looking at having to move some numbers around,” Mayor Jimmy Ramage said. “If we do have to move numbers, that will be a hard task and those changes will have to be made before 2012.”

Faust told the council that Jean Carroll, head librarian at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library, is working diligently to get specs prepared for the new equipment and furnishings for the recently completed addition to the library.

“As soon as the specs are ready, the bids will be posted and we can move ahead with the final phase of the library expansion,” Faust said. She added that state law requires that the equipment and furnishings be purchased through the bid process. The next meeting of the Brundidge City Council will be at 1 p.m. on Dec. 21. The council meetings are open to the public.