Berwick introduces amended, new budget


Berwick town leaders introduced amended budgets for the current fiscal year and a new budget for the coming year when they met Tuesday.

The current year budget was amended by $830,000, much of it coming in the form of transfers between funds. The exceptions include a $535,000 increase in general fund expenses for the Berwick Development District for Phase 5 improvements of Renwick Subdivision.

The budget ordinance, as introduced Tuesday, for fiscal year 2012-13 includes total revenues of $5.1 million and expenditures of $4.5 million with capital outlay costs of $462,565.

Notable line items on the revenue side include estimated tax and franchise fees of $2.5 million; miscellaneous income of $887,300; and income from garbage and sewer fees at $430,000 and $400,000, respectively.

Estimated expenditures total $4.5 million. Included in that total are liquid-solid waste at $1.1 million, general government at $861,259, police department at $858,417 and Berwick Development District at $650,600.

Capital outlay expenditures of $462,565 include recreation at $240,000 and streets at $95,865.

Public hearings will be held on both ordinances during the September meeting of the council before their adoption.

In other financial matters, town leaders made a partial payment to LA Contracting Enterprise for Renwick Phase 5 in the amount of $80,342, and to Miller Engineers for $4,017 for associated work.

All members of the council were present for Tuesday’s meeting.

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