City Council holds first reading of budget ordinance

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Mayor provides update on Greensburg Street water tower

By Linda Ireland

Hodgenville City Council held first reading of a budget ordinance Monday for fiscal year July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010. Anticipated general fund revenues are $875,500; operation and maintenance account revenues are $946,500; wastewater fund revenues are $496,360; road fund revenues are $42,000.

The full ordinance will be printed in the Herald News after second reading.

In other business:

•Mayor Terry Cruse updated the council on the Greensburg Street water tower project. Construction, once estimated at $500,000, now is expected to cost $1 million. The city has obtained a $300,000 grant to help with the expense. Cruse said he has applied for another $200,000.

•Accountant Susan Mouser presented the city’s audit for last fiscal year. A more detailed article will appear in a future issue of the Herald News.

•Interim Main Street director Celia McDonald said the director position was being advertised with May 29 as the deadline for resumes.

•The council voted to donate $400 to Project Graduation.

•Cruse said the city is trying to rent the former city hall building. The building is still under litigation.

•A public hearing for the road fund and budget was held prior to the regular meeting. Three people attended.