Adairsville hears FY 2014 budget
by Neil McGahee
Dec 13, 2013 | 1809 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Adairsville City Council, in the last regular meeting of 2013, whisked through three pages of agenda items in slightly more than 12 minutes.

Before getting down to new business, Mayor Evan King paid tribute to council member Connie Morrow, who lost her bid for re-election last month.

“Councilman Connie Morrow isn’t here tonight for her last meeting with the city council because she’s at the hospital visiting with a very ill friend,” King said. “And that’s very appropriate because she has spent the last four years giving of herself to the community — anyone who asked. “

Interim City Manager Billy Beckett introduced the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget for a second reading.

A summary of the general fund showed a projected $2,917,000 in revenues from property taxes, sales taxes, business tax, licenses and permits. Expenditures for salaries, administrative costs, equipment and other expenses from the mayor and council, the courts, the police, street and recreation departments would also total $2,917,000.

The water/sewer fund is expected to bring in $3,274,000 from water sales in Bartow and Floyd counties, sewer fees, fire flow charges, cut-off fees and late charges, and $2,155,299 in expenditures for a $1,118,701 net income.

Gas fund revenues total a proposed $2,795,000 from gas sales and fees offset by $2,539,865 in expenditures, resulting in a $255,135 profit.

In other business, council:

• approved a malt beverage and wine retail license at the Click Market, 932 Highway 140, and tabled an application for a malt beverage and wine retail license at Bob’s Supermarket, 5922 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, until the building has been built.

• approved the purchase of three Dodge Charger police cars at $21,175 each.

• approved an extension of a contract allowing the Striker Baseball Organization to play games at the Frank Moore complex.

• approved amendments to Chapter 18, Article II, “Building and Building Regulations.”

• appointed City Clerk Nicole Scoggins as secretary to the Georgia Members Employee Benefit System Pension Committee.

• authorized Interim City Manager Billy Beckett to advertise a job announcement for a city manager on the Georgia Municipal Association website.

• passed a resolution recognizing the official results of the recent regular and run-off elections.

The Adairsville City Council will meet for a work session on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Adairsville Depot.