|Published: 2:18 PM, 05/06/2013
||Last updated: 2:18 PM, 05/06/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-It's budget time again and
things have been a bit brighter in Sweetwater compared to many towns.
Commissioners will vote on the first
reading of the 2013-2014 budget ordinance at 7 p.m. Monday night at
A half-cent sales tax increased passed
by city voters in 2011, three new liquor stories in town, the garbage
collection fee, and some growth in the economy at times, have made
for better economic times in Sweetwater.
No property tax or garbage collection
fee increases are proposed and city employees are slated for a 3
percent cost of living adjustment/raise in the coming fiscal year.
The proposed expenditures for the new
budget year that begins June 30 stand at $5,690,465. Revenues are
projected at $5,691,318, but City Recorder Jessica Morgan said the
revenue projection does not include the expected increase from
Walmart. The new Walmart is slated to open in September and is
expected to attract lots of shoppers and will be in full swing just
in time for Christmas.
City leaders fully expected to keep
putting money back into the general fund at the end of fiscal years.
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