Fall budget report shows increase in City revenue
Matt Lasley Reporter
The City of Leitchfield’s September 2013 budget report showed an increase in income of $217,325 from 2012; however, this may not indicate an overall increase in revenue for the year, City Finance Officer Erin Embry said.
During the regularly-scheduled Monday, November 18 Leitchfield City Council meeting, City Councilman Kelly Stevenson discussed the September budget report, which detailed an increase in the City’s income by $217,325 from this time last year.
In addition, the report showed that City expenses had decreased by $94,446, according to Stevenson.
In a later interview, Embry said it is too early to tell whether the City will actually see an increase in revenue and decrease in expenditures at the end of 2013, however.
Embry said the two aforementioned figures are likely the result of the timing in which this year’s and last year’s budget reports were released.
A number of small increases in City revenue have been reported, including funds received from the sale of property and additional revenue earned from the City garbage tax increase.
But a number of other City expenditures may have not yet been accounted for that had been logged in the 2012 fall budget report, Embry said.
“[The report shows] just three months out of 12,” Embry said. “Right now, I’m not convinced we have [that much more money] than last year.”
In other business:
*Grayson Manor Director of Nursing Ed Cubbage reported to the City Council that at least 100 Grayson Manor residents were without Comcast cable.
Cubbage said that Grayson Manor had requested four weeks ago that Comcast move the service pole at Grayson Manor to allow the facility to continue outside construction.
However, Cubbage said Comcast had not moved the pole, which resulted in the residents’ being without cable.
*Grayson County Industrial Development Officer Dudley Cooper reported that every local factory is currently hiring, as well as increasing wages.
“This is a great time to come back home and work,” Cooper said.
*Leon Shaw was appointed to replace Wilber Edder on the Leitchfield Board of Adjustments.
*David Langley was re-appointed to the Leitchfield Planning Commission for the term of December 31, 2013 through December 31, 2017.
*Steve Kinkade was re-appointed to the Board of Adjustments for the term of January 1, 2014 through January 1, 2018.
*Leitchfield Public Works Director Sheila Puckett reported that all assets placed for sale on GovDeals.com had been sold, with a total net profit of $17,440.95.
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