The Greenville City Council met in special session last week to adopt the 2016-2017 budget.
A motion to approve the budget passed 3 to 1 with Councilman Jess Adam opposed and Councilmen John Gillard, Mike Heath and Roger Sanders in favor. Mayor Alan Gaffner was absent.
City Manager Dave Willey said the total expenditures in the budget are predicted to be around $3.8 million. The water fund is balanced with total revenues expected around $3.4 million. The sewer fund total revenues should be in the neighborhood of about $2 million.
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The city manager said the council went from a proposed general fund budget that was in the red to one that has a slight balance for the fiscal year thanks to some state payments that came in at the end of the year, giving the city a better predictor at what their revenue stream would be. Removing the purchase of a new police vehicle from the budget also helped balance it. That purchase will be put off until next year.
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The council also created and issued a special event liquor license for 2 Martha’s, which will be catering the program at the hospital in Greenville late Wednesday afternoon.