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Mabton Council approves budget amendment

MABTON - The Mabton City Council amended its 2010 budget in several funds at last night's meeting to reflect changes in the past months.

The funds amended included the current expense fund, the cemetery fund, the street fund, the EMS fund and the water/sewer fund.

The amendment reflects $38,262 in revenues that were placed into the current expense fund that was beyond the original $628,605 that was expected.

These extra revenues included money collected from grants, traffic infractions and other non-traffic crimes.

The cemetery fund received an additional $1,200 that was included in the amendment for revenues.

The ordinance passed at last night's meeting amending the 2010 budget also included amendments for expenditures that went above and beyond what was originally expected.

The current expense fund spent $57,536 more than was originally expected. These expenditures included legal fees, council travel and professional services.

The cemetery fund spent $750 more in supplies. The street fund had $15,250 more in expenditures than first anticipated. These expenditures included salaries, benefits and repairs.

More than $35,000 in expenditures had to be amended in the water/sewer fund. All of the added expenditures went to utilities.

The Mabton City Council also got a preliminary draft of what the 2011 budget might look like. Council is expected to take a look at the numbers over the next two weeks and then discuss the proposed budget at a special meeting to be called at a later date.

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