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April 18, 2014

Council members approve budget amendment

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Barbourville City Council members held the second reading of a budget amendment during a special-called meeting Thursday — with no one there to hear it.

And after the reading — council members unanimously approved the amendment, according to Mayor Darren West.

Council member Gary Williams motioned to approve the amendment, with a second from Council member Sherman Lawson, he said.

The city’s annual budget has seen several increases and decreases in recent weeks and months — including the sale of the former Knox County Health Department building, a decrease in property tax collections, the cashing in of the city’s $100,000 general fund CD, and an increase in spending in most departments, according to the proposed ordinance.

The vote to cash in that CD happened during the April 11 regular city council meeting. Council members agreed those monies be split in half — $50,000 to fix the current budget, and the remaining $50,000 reinvested into another CD.

According to the ordinance, the total receipts and revenues, which equals total revenues and cash, has now been increased from $5,009,408 to $5,102,773.

The specific departmental appropriations and their changes are as follows:

— Administration, $2,080,960 increased to $2,177,305

— Barbourville Police Department, $1,366,100 decreased to $1,347,006;

— Street Department, $807,500 decreased to $778,400;

— Barbourville Fire Department, $131,315 decreased to $130,215;

— Recreation Fund, $301,750 increased to $335,914;

— Tourist and Recreation Fund, $321,783 increased to $333,933.

No other action was taken during the special meeting.

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