Williamston approves 2012-13 budget

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Williamston Town Council recently approved the 2012-13 budget. The General Fund is budgeted at $2.223,900. The Water Department is budgeted at $1,072,500 while the Sewer Department has a budget of $843,000.

2012-2013 GF budget

Total expected revenues for the General Fund are $2,223,900 with expenses of $2,271,931 resulting in a $15,187contingency.

Water Department revenues are projected at $1,072,500, with expenses of $1,049,236 and a contingency of $23,264.

The town plans to purchase 100 new radio read meters with the Water Dept. contingency fund.

Sewer plant revenues are projected at $851,700, with expenses of $667,496,for a contingency fund of $184,204.

General Fund revenues include: property taxes $816,900. Delinquent property taxes, $15,000; motor vehicle taxes of $87,000, Hospitality tax, $150,000, Payments in Lieu of Taxes, $5,800; Homestead Exemptions $90,000; Merchants inventory tax, $7,200; Manufacturers exemption, $35,000; Local Gov’t fund, $50,000, down from $80,000; business license, $55,000; MASC insurance $225,000; Charter franchise fee, $40,000; Duke Energy Franchise fee, $210,000; Fort Hill franchise fee, $65,000, down from $88,000; MASC telecommunications $20,000, down from $25,000; Police fines, $130,000, (up from $95,000); resource officer, $35,000; grant revenue, $5,000; fuel reimbursement, $8,000; little league fees, $17,000; park fees, $6500; room rental $8,000; dumpster metal $1,000; garbage penalty $1,000; garbage fee, $150,000, (down from $205,000; interest income $1,500; Debt Set off, $1,000; Police officer grant $0; Other misc. $3,000. Total revenues of $2,223,900.

General fund expenses are:

Miss Williamston, $0, down from $3,553; Liability insurance $48,000, down from $60,000; workers compensation $75,000, up from $67,000; MASC dues $1,800; audit fees $8,400; consultant fees admin., $10,000, town attorney $10,000 (down from $25,000 – see other budgets)

Labor attorney $5,000; grant consultant $5,000; bank charges $1,700; contingency fund restricted $1,253; professional fees, $15,000; transportation $0. Miscellaneous expense $0.Total expenses $181,153.

Admin Expense – Salaries $46,399 (see other budgets); overtime $0; bonus $800; Fica/Medicare $3,611; Retirement Expense, $4849; Health Insurance $15,665; Equipment office $15,000; vehicles $1,500; municipal building $6,000; supplies $25,000; uniforms $1,300; training $5,000; electricity/gas $20,000; phone $12,000; postage $1,000; mileage $1,000; water $3,000; fuel $3,500;capital expenditures $0; accounting software $4,000. Total Admin expense $169,624.

Street Department

Salaries $193,550; OT $1,000; Bonus $1100; Fica/Medicare $14,967; Retirement $20,221; health insurance $51,352; unemployment $1000; repair and maintenance $11,000; vehicles repair and maintenance $13,000;supplies $8,000; uniforms $3,234; storm clean up $500; electricity/gas $52,000; phone $1,700; postage $100; water $500; fuel $30,000; nuisance abatement $10,000; building demolition $600; Total street department expense $413,824.

Police Department

Salaries $621,176; overtime $4,000; bonus $2,500; Fica/medicare $48,017; retirement $73,920; health insurance $133,000; unemployment $10,000; repairs and maintenance $8,000; vehicle R&M $12,000; facilities R&M $1,500; supplies $9,000; uniforms $1,000; electricity/gas $10,000; phone $10,000; postage $500; water $2,000; fuel $35,000; dispatch expense $1,000. Total police expenses $983,613.

Judge/clerk of court expense $59,762.

Parks and Recreation

Salaries $54,795; bonus $1,025; Fica/Medicare $4,276; retirement $4,916; health insurance $7,051; repairs and maintenance $5,500; vehicles $500; supplies $8,000; uniforms $1,000; electricity/gas $17,500; phone $900; postage $25; water $8,000; fuel $6,500;Christmas Park $1,500; little league $17,000; parades $0; cemetery care $2,500. Total parks and recreation expenses $140,982.

Hospitality expenses for park $135,000.

Fire Department

Salaries $2,500; mileage reimbursement $29,680; Fica/Medicare $2,462; unemployment $1,000; repairs and maintenance $5,000; vehicles $8,000; supplies $5,000; uniforms $2,000; electricity/gas $5,000; phone $1,320; postage $90; water $650; generator $1,000; emergency reporting $1,200; fuel $3,500; physicals $6,000; AC training facility $650; rescue equipment $2,000; fire academy training, $1,250; grant match $4,500; morale $2,500. Total fire department expenses $84,802.

Water and sewer department budgets figures will be addressed in an upcoming story.