Brundidge budget on track

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Members of the Brundidge City Council listen as City Manager Britt Thomas speaks during the meeting on Tuesday.

Brundidge has “closed out” its program that brought 104 new LED traffic signals to city streets.

City Manager Britt Thomas reported at Tuesday’s council meeting that the city had received a $65,000 reimbursement from the Alabama Department of Economic Affairs for the work.

Thomas discussed other financial news, as well, with the city’s budget numbers displayed on a large screen for everyone to view.

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“In the ideal world, everything [spending] would be at 67 percent and we are below that,” Thomas said, noting that the percentage meant the city is on track with the budget for the rest of the year.

Currently, revenue from the city-imposed gas tax is down compared to the last three years.

“That’s not surprising,” Thomas explained.

“When gas goes up to $3.49, people don’t buy as much.”

Overall though, Brundidge is looking at revenue that surpasses $340,000 for the year. That’s the highest amount on record, according to information presented at the council meeting.

Also at the meeting, it was announced that Parent’s Day for the city’s children’s summer program would be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Pike County Elementary School gym; election officials were announced (pending their desire for the job); a pay scale of $100 per election official for election day and $25 paid for a training day was decided upon; and the council agreed to a compliance extension for a woman in violation of a city ordinance that only allows residents to own three dogs. The woman is expected to appear at the next scheduled council meeting.