City Council Budget Work

It was announced at the regular April meeting of the Greenville City Council, that adjustments can be made to the proposed fiscal year 2017 budget to make it balanced.

City Manager Dave Willey said City Clerk and Finance Director Sue Ann Nelson did a lot of work to reduce the originally proposed deficit of over $210,000 to a positive balance of $4,000.

A special city council meeting is being planned for the week of April 25th for the council to hold discussions and eventually approve a new budget.

City Manager Dave Willey said having a budget to begin the fiscal year is important. The legal requirement is to have it done within 90 days of the start of the fiscal year. He said it is much easier to operate when it is in place.

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In other action, the council approved the low bid from Karyssa Bohannon of Pocahontas to mow 6 city-owned lots this summer plus other locations that might need mowed for code enforcement.

A total of five bids were received.

The council followed the board of adjustment’s recommendation to grant Korie Hilpert a variance for a detached garage in the 800 block of West Franklin Avenue.

A proclamation was approved designating April as 9-1-1 Education Month.

Thirteen residents were reappointed to various boards and commissions, and Councilman Roger Sanders was added to the Band Board.