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The Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night passed the first reading of the ciyt's budget for 2009-10, and it's not a whole lot different from the current one.
The budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 carries a balance of $3.5 million, which is about $500,000 more than this year.
The budget suggests the city will spend at about the same rate as last year, but there are a couple noticeable changes.
The Municipal Road Aid Fund balances out at $281,850 in the budget -- around $85,000 less than was set for it in the previous year’s budget. Part of that offset can be attributed to the fact that $85,000 more of that fund is going to Public Works in the 2009-2010 budget than it did in last year’s budget.
The Retirement/Benefits Payable fund is down to $737,175, from $780,000 a year before, as appropriations have gone from nothing in the last year’s budget to $50,000 in this year’s budget.
But across the board, numbers stay fairly consistent with where they were at a year ago. No city resource is hit with major changes.
“This is a team effort. We’re all in this together – every department,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said.
“I take seriously the responsibility of wisely allocating the city’s money.”
Also at the meeting, the council:
* Approved the second reading of an ordinance amending the powers and duties of the human rights commission.
* Apointed Wendy Rutledge to the City Tree Board through Jan. 1, 2011 to replace retired Al Minnis.