MOUNT VERNON — Discussions will take place today regarding Mount Vernon’s 2013 annual budget when City Council’s appropriations committee meet at 9 a.m. Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis reviewed items on the proposed budget Friday with the News in preparation for today’s budget meeting.
“Terry Scott has done a wonderful job of estimating the new funds that are going to be available, the carryover funds from last year and putting those numbers together,” said Mavis.
The general fund figures for 2013 are estimated at $14,729,816. This includes funds for street, fire, police and parks departments. All funds combined which include utilities, grants, cemeteries and other funds not generated by the local income tax are estimated at $39,054,413. Of the 18 annual budgets Mavis has worked on with the city, this is not the largest budget he has seen in office. A few years have topped the $40 million plateau, spurred by some large individual projects.
The two largest individual budgets are the police department at $2,616,684 and the fire department at $3,291,079.
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