Friday, July 28, 2000

Council passes budget, but process 'incomplete'


        LUDLOW — The 1999-2000 budget took City Council more than nine months to pass, but the 2000-01 document needed just 26 days to approve.

        Council passed a $1.01 million budget Thursday. It's about $68,000 smaller than last year's $1.09 million.

        Councilman Jack Redd said it's nice to have something to follow, but he called the budget incomplete because he claims Mayor Tom Stacy has not turned in quar terly financial reports.

        “It took a long time to get the financial facts,” Mr. Redd said of last year's budget. “This time, we had some of the facts. It's definitely incomplete. It's numbers and numbers only.”

        Mr. Stacy did not attend the meeting. His attorney, Eric Deters, did not comment.

        Councilman Ron Wofford said the elimination of about $39,000 for sewer collection fees is the major reason for the smaller budget. The Sanitation District No. 1 of Kenton and Campbell counties takes care of that now.

        The police department is the city's biggest expense at just over $470,000. Mr. Wofford said that's just under $90,000 less than last year's $560,000 because some grants ran out and because the department no longer allows officers to take their cruisers home. — Ray Schaefer


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