Orchard City trustees got their first look at the town's proposed 2013 budget during the monthly meeting on Oct. 10. There will be a budget work session scheduled this month to discuss the town's spending in detail.
The 2013 document proposed a total of $2.52 million in spending for the town's five budget funds.
General fund spending will be $414,282. The road funds will spend $385,484. Spending in the water fund will total $1.22 million. The water capital improvement fund will spend $445,000. The Town Park will account for $84,225 in spending.
In 2011, the last year for which actual figures are available, the town spent $2.65 million. The town's adopted budget for this year, which still has more than two months to go, calls for $2.43 million in total spending.
Projects called for in the various budget funds next year include the following ones:
• In the general fund, $10,000 will go for codification of the town ordinances; repairs to town hall exterior and parking lot crack sealing will cost $8,000; and transfers will be made to the park fund, $9,818, and to the road fund, $112,521.
• In the road fund, $150,000 is allocated for overlay projects on Tongue Creek Road and on Fairview Road west, and on Running Deer Road. A truck replacement will cost $27,500.
• In the water fund, $200,000 is budgeted for in-town pipeline improvements including replacement and upgrade of the Pheasant Run subdivision waterline.
• The water capital construction fund shows spending of $200,000 for treatment plant automation, $20,000 for pipeline company materials reimbursement, and a possible $225,000 expenditure for installation of a hydro power unit at the treatment plant.
• The $84,225 spending from the park fund will be primarily maintenance for Town Park. The town will spend $1,700 of that for a grass trimmer and $1,250 for a picnic table in the new town hall gazebo.blog comments powered by Disqus