Members of the City Council are Christine Broughton, Kathy Berg, Merle Jackson, Terry Herrin, Charlie Button, Jim Cooper and Bill Graham. Mayor is Craig George. With Graham absent Monday the council:
- BUDGET: Conducted public hearing on 2011 revenue sources and preliminary budget. A first reading of the budget ordinance by title only followed. The proposed 2011 salary schedule was also read by title only. The total proposed budget is $5,659,275, which is a 4 percent increase over 2010's original projected budget. The increase is due to pavement preservation grant funding, an increase in motel/hotel tax projects, rate of return from the Culbertson Estate cemetery revenues and increase in utility taxes. Current expense is expected to decrease by 3.4 percent, but for the third year in a row, a property tax increase is not anticipated. The budget does not contain a cost of living increase for employees. It does include an increase of $4.06 per month, or $48.72 per year for increases in water, sewer and garbage rates.