LINCOLN -- Members of the Lincoln City Council discussed in detail the municipality’s 2016-17 budget during the panel’s work session Tuesday.
“We currently have a proposed balanced budget,” Mayor Bud Kitchin said. “We have a modest increase in revenue, and I feel good about how each department head mapped out their own department budgets.”
Kitchin also noted that he met with the city revenue officer about the projected revenues.
“Our numbers were very close to one another, and I also have a good feeling about it,” he said.
During the work session, the council addressed expenditures and revenues within each department. The proposed budget will officially be voted on at the next council meeting.
In other business the council:
Discussed the replacement and repair costs of a damaged motor to a 2012 Dodge Charger police vehicle;
Discussed progress to the ongoing citywide road repavement project. Kitchin noted the project will be broken down into two phases. The first phase will deal strictly with asphalt repavements, and the second phase will handle tar and gravel repavements;
Discussed progress to the Moseley Park renovations. Kitchin noted the second phase is ready to begin and deals strictly with the process of road and parking lot engineering to the park;
Discussed the possibility of accepting a new waste disposal contract with Waste Pro after receiving complaints from residents. The new contract would offer discounts to the elderly and disabled; and
Announced the next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m., inside Lincoln City Hall.