Monmouth leaders finally adopt 2006-07 budget



MONMOUTH -- City officials greenlit a $24.71 million budget for 2006-07 early June 30.

City Council delayed adoption of the budget at its June 7 meeting because of concerns by some members over a $16,000 increase from last year of the Monmouth Senior Center.

That sum pays for a pay and benefits hike for that center's program director.

A proposed amendment by Councilor Marc Miller to eliminate the $16,000 failed. The council then voted 4-1 to adopt the budget, with Miller dissenting.

Councilor Steve Milligan recused himself from the decision process because he's applying for interim city manager position.

There were minor changes to the budget, Finance Director Jeff White said.

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The city's gas revolving fund was increased by $7,000, because rising fuel costs.

Officials transferred $59,000 from the community development personnel expense account to professional services, to retain a temporary planning director contracted.

About $56,000 was added to the revenue and capital expenditures of the finance and management budget. The sum represents an unspent portion of $131,000 budgeted last year for a new accounting software.



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