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Chase City adopts status quo budget

SoVaNow.com / June 16, 2010
The Town of Chase City on Monday adopted a $1.95 million general fund budget that holds the line on taxes and fees and give employees a 3.5 percent raise.

There will be a slight increase in revenue and expenditures, up from $1.916 million for the fiscal year that ends June 30..

The new budget includes a $15,005 contingency fund.

Included in the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is funding for construction of an equipment and vehicle storage shed at the Public Works Department for $25,000 and the replacement of a DPW vehicle for $8,000.

Council adopted a $311,500 water fund budget with a contingency of $7,271and sewer fund budget of $329,800 with a contingency fund of $8,103 set aside.

Council also approved a rate increase for commercial garbage collection customers from $1.84 per cubic yard to $2.06 per cubic yard.

Town manager Rickey Reese said yesterday that the increase was done to make revenue neutral the impact of a regional landfill tipping fee increase from $35.50 to $40 per ton.

In other business, council voted to clear an additional five acres at the cemetery because the area currently in use is running out of spaces for new graves.

Reese said bids for clearing the land have been received and a contract will be awarded shortly.



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