City passes $11.6M budgetPublished 8:45am Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Greenville City Council approved an $11.6 million budget Monday night for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
The budget represents a $1.3 million decrease from the budget approved by the council for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
“This budget is close to last year’s (budget),” Mayor Dexter McLendon said. “The major difference has to do with the number of grants that were included in last year’s budget.”
City Clerk Sue Arnold said last year’s budget included a grant application for nearly $1 million.
“There really aren’t any changes (to the budget),” Arnold said. “The bottom line is lower due to less large grants. For instance, last year had almost a million dollars showing up due to an application for a ladder truck (for the fire department). We didn’t get it, but you have to allow for the expense, grant revenue and local match in budget so it makes our budget look way bigger if we have one or two of those pending.”
McLendon praised the City’s department heads for their work on the budget.
“This is a good budget, and I appreciate all the hard work Sue and her officer put into getting it finished, and the work our department heads did in preparing their budgets.”
A complete copy of the city’s budget is available to the City Clerk’s office.
Mayor’s Office $157,285
City Inspector’s Office $253, 296
Clerk’s Office $396,994
Fire Department $1,378,035
Police Department $2,867,966
Recreation Department $499,375
Adult Nutrition $99,157
Senior Services $13,325
Greenville-Butler County Public Library $146,407
Street Department $1,033,819
Sanitation Department $751,759
Horticulture Department $449,453
Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport $40,750
Sherling Lake $186,787
Ritz Theatre $17,175