The Town of Pelzer approved first reading on their 2012-13 budget during their regular monthly meeting Friday. The majority of the town’s $792,345 budget includes a $287,175 sewer budget and a $228,750 water budget.
Revenues include franchise fees of $34,424; rental income $16,832; miscellaneous $11,028; MASC $73,501; and accommodations tax $14,400. Total other revenues amounts to $166,264.
Water/sewer department revenues include late payments of $11,967; trash $2,526; sewer surcharge, $1,017; sewer revenue $287,175; water revenue, $228,750. Total water/sewer revenues amount to $531,435.
Recreation department revenues include: football, $12,579; recreation misc., $50; ballfields, $6,560; community building, $10,80; gym and basketball, $18,139; swimming pool, $21,000; pool concessions, $7,200 for a total of $84,608.
Total projected revenues for the town are $782,346.
General administrative expenses include employee expense $14,400; daily operations including materials and supplies, $23,055; rescue squad building expenses, $2,409. Total for General Administrative expense is $39,864.
Daily operations for the Street Department amount to $8,400.
Indirect expenses for parks and recreation amount include general labor, $28,628; parks and recreation, $18,656 for a total of $47,284.
Other expenses include park expenses (O&M) $7538; labor, $5,411; community building (O&M) $8,868; community building (labor & EB) $7,071; swimming pool (O&M) $18,639;pool (labor & EB) $26,719; pool concessions, $3,548; ballfield and baseball (O&M) $15,221; ballfield (labor & EB) $8,257; gym expense (O&M) $24,257; gym (labor & EB) $4,731; football (O&M) $18,417; football (labor &EB) $4560. Total recreation expenses are $153,237.
Utility Department expenses include:
Water daily operations, $140,465; employee expense, $61,651; trash, $34,425 for a total of $236,541.
Sewer operations include expenses for: daily operations, $88,663; ReWa, $124,250; employee expense $69,600; forcemain shared, $8750 for total sewer expense of $291,263.
Total Utility department expense amounts to $776,589.
After all projected revenues and expenses, the town budget reflects a net reserve of $5,756.