April 17, 2018
CONTINUED TOWN COUNCIL MEETING FROM APRIL 10, 2018
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor William Herrington called the continued meeting of the Lawrenceville Town Council to order at 7:30 p.m. on April 17, 2018.
Roll was called; Present: Mayor William Herrington; Council Members: H. B. Brockwell, Jr., Dora Hardy, Scott Martin and Robert F. Pecht, III. Also present: Town Manager, C. J. Dean, Police Chief, Everette Gibson, Town Clerk, Wanda Johnson and Phil Gilson.
Absent: Council Members Joyce Bland, Martha Myers and Alice Talbert. Town Attorney W. C. Outten, Jr.
PROPOSED BUDGET PRESENTATION FY 2018-2019
The Finance Committee met last week to make adjustments to the proposed budget for FY2018-2019 as discussed in the regular Town Council meeting. Mr. Dean updated the proposed budget and distributed it to all Town Council Members for their review before the continued meeting. Mr. Dean presented the updated proposed budget and assumptions for FY 2018-2019. A copy is in the packet. Revenue: There is a proposed 5% water and sewer rate adjustment. There is no garbage rate increase. There is a proposed tax rate increase due to reassessment from $0.30 per $100 to $0.34 per $100. Dominion Virginia Power revenues adjusted downward due to less usage. Follows the County on eliminating decals and adds $25 per vehicle to personal property tax bills. Will receive the last payment from the IDA for money they borrowed from the Town in 1997. Expense: Two percent raise for employees, five percent for water/wastewater operators. Increase in health insurance premiums of almost 10%. Town continues to pay all of the eligible employee’s health insurance premium. Includes a clothing allowance program for the fire department capped at a maximum of $8,000. Increase in computer maintenance costs. Includes $35,000 for radio equipment for police department, unfunded County mandate radio frequency switchover, grant was unfunded. There was discussion regarding the changes to the proposed budget including a reduction in the amount of employee raises and the addition of the expense for the purchase of police radio equipment.
APPROVAL TO ADVERTISE FY 2018-2019 BUDGET FOR PUBLIC HEARING
On motion by Mr. Brockwell, seconded by Mr. Martin and carried by all ayes, Town Council voted to advertise the proposed FY 2018–2019 Budget as presented for a public hearing at the Town Council meeting on May 8, 2018.
There being no further business to come before Council, a motion was made by Mr. Martin, seconded by Mr. Brockwell and carried by all ayes to adjourn the meeting.
William Herrington, Mayor
Wanda Johnson, Clerk
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