The Britt City Council has set a public hearing for an amendment to the 2018-2019 budget.
The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Britt City Hall, 170 Main Ave. S.
The amendment is attributed to a $632,724 increase in culture and recreation, community and economic development and capital projects expenditures as well as an $810,500 increase in revenue from a bond issuance and revolving loan payoffs.
Britt City Administrator/City Clerk Debra Sawyer said the $3,500 increase in culture and recreation is related to boiler repairs at the pool. The $9,950 increase in community and economic development is tied to removal of trees and legal expenses for nuisance properties.
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The $619,274 increase in capital projects is attributed to expenses incurred by the city for the Burgardt Commerical Park off U.S. Highway 18 that were later covered by a $794,800 bond issuance.
“It leaves us with an excess going over, but we also still had deficits in one of the funds, so realistically it won’t be much of a gain,” Sawyer said.
The proposed budget after the amendment, if approved, is $4 million, but it will not increase property tax levies this fiscal year. The fiscal year ends June 30.
For questions about the proposed amendment, call 641-843-4433.