City Council holds special meeting to propose budget

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]

FLEMINGSBURG — City Council held a special meeting Monday night to discuss two ordinances, and to review the proposal for the city’s budget for the approaching fiscal year.

The first ordinance discussed was a second reading of the Elected Officials Comp Session Ordinance. Flemingburg Mayor Marty Voiers said this ordinance needed be completed by the first of May. The ordinance set the mayor’s and council’s salary for the coming term, according to Voiers. The second ordinance involved a second reading of a zoning map amendment.

The budget presented during the meeting was a draft, and no action was taken on it. Voiers said the council will review the draft and it will likely be sent to the finance committee for some revisions before it has its official first reading during the regularly scheduled council meeting.

“For the most part, the budget is very similar to budgets in the past few years,” Voiers said. “General government budget will be approximately $2.1 million, last year it was about $2.2 million.”

Projected revenues are also going to be down by approximately 3 percent, Voiers said, and expected expenses for the year are projected to be around $2.2 million which Voiers said wouldn’t be a concern due to carry forward funds making up the difference.

Voiers also said the budget proposal reflects a request made by the Fleming County Recreation Park Board last Thursday, to increase the rec park’s funding so it can make repairs to its facilities.

Jonathan Wright

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