Budget proposal to start meeting
by Erin Dentmon
edentmon@cherokeetribune.com
November 17, 2012 11:11 PM | 1233 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A public hearing on the proposed 2013 budget for the City of Holly Springs will open the city council’s meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.

The $10.6 million proposed budget represents a large increase from previous budgets. City Manager Rob Logan said the city’s capital grants fund has increased drastically, with $3 million budgeted for capital grants in 2013. In 2011, the city only budgeted for $50,000 in capital grants.

The city council will vote on the budget during the regular meeting.

During a 6:30 p.m. work session, the city council is set to discuss two issues: a change in banks for police forfeiture and auxiliary bank accounts, as well as proposed amendments to the city’s municipal services master fee schedule.

The proposed amendments to the fee schedule do not include changes to any city fees, Logan said.

“We’re wanting to take any dollar amounts out of ordinances and pull those into the fee schedules,” he said, explaining that, with dollar amounts listed in ordinances, the city council must vote to amend the ordinance as well as the fee schedule anytime a fee changes.

In addition to voting on the budget, bank services and fee schedule, the city council is expected to award Johnny Shirley with the “Officer of the Quarter” award for the third quarter, as well as vote on the following issues:

n Amendments to the take-home vehicle section of the police department’s operations manual;

n Amendments to ordinances regarding the collection of delinquent taxes, the granting of franchises and sidewalks;

n A franchise agreement between the city and Comcast;

n A resolution approving the 2013 street resurfacing list for the Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant Program;

n A resolution establishing a compensation schedule for boards, commissions and committees appointed by the mayor and council;

n 2013 council meeting dates; and

n Applications for a conditional use permit for an auto shop and used auto sales establishment on Holly Springs Parkway.
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