JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council approved budget amendment changes for the budget ordinance for the year 2013-14 in a public meeting on June 30.
Jonesville Town Manager Scott Buffkin reported that during the meeting, budget amendments were approved with little discussion.
The general fund budget was amended in the respective appropriations.
According to the town council, there was a $4,500 increase to cover small overages in public buildings; an increase of $300 in fire department, mostly due to higher-than-expected utilities and fuel costs, from $700 to $1,000; an increase of $14,000 in the parks department, from $5,000 to $19,000 to cover the cost of the tennis court resurfacing last fall; and in the debt service department, debt payment was about $4 more than budgeted, going from $16,133.61 to $16,137.61.
According to the town, the police department saved enough in its budget to cover overages. The police department’s budget was amended from $369,000 to $350,196, showing a decrease of $18,804.
In addition, the town of Jonesville approved a water fund budget amendment in the amount of $20,000 to cover higher-than-expected costs for supplies and materials for the new water plant. The budget change went from $669,000 to $689,000. The increase was also due to higher-than-expected water sales on the Yadkin County water line, according to the budget amendment approved by the council.
There was a reduction in the debt service department of $27,000, moving from a total of $120,000 to $93,000. The decrease was due to the permanent loan on the new water plant being closed part of the way into the fiscal year. Therefore, not accruing a full year’s interest charges, said town officials.
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