White amends budget
by Mark Andrews
Dec 07, 2011 | 1023 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The White City Council met on Monday, approving several changes to their previously approved $445,000 budget.

City manager Jane Richards said the budget has been boiled down to about $435,000.

"My [budget] is actually going to be a little lower," Richards said. "Mine was $124,000, now it's going to be [$121,000] because we needed the money in public works. The public works budget expanded to $158,000 because we built a few things and made some building improvements," Richards said.

These include constructing a new maintenance building beside the original structure as well as general repairs.

The Barry Drive sewer project is now complete at a cost of a little more than $156,000. Richards said the city hopes to get back about half of the $156,000 in the form of a grant, which will be used toward a future project.

In other news:

* The city approved to rent a dumpster to be placed at city hall during the holidays so residents can have a place to dispose of excess trash.

* The council approved April 21 as the date for the city's spring festival.

* The council approved the voting results from the November election. Incumbent Lavonda Roberts will begin her next term in January alongside incoming Jimmy Bennett.