Rhome City Council adopts budget

By Racey Burden | Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Rhome City Council approved the town’s 2017-2018 budget Thursday. Due to rising property values, the city expects to see a $57,000 increase in revenue the next fiscal year.

More than $22,000 of that revenue will be raised from new property added to the tax roll. The tax roll increased by 9.7 perecnt to $123.1 million. The city added 4.2 million in new construction

Mayor Michelle Pittman di Credico told the council she had to move around $30,000 total from other line items in the 2017-2018 budget to cover a rise in employee health insurance premiums.

The 2017-2018 budget estimates $3,015,747 in total revenue and $3,015,265 in total expenses.

The council also:

  • authorized the mayor to enter negotiations regarding easements on Oak Court.
  • authorized the city engineer to apply for financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board for repairs to the Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • discussed the water main leaks on Morris and Main that happened over the weekend. The boil water notice that followed the leaks was rescinded Tuesday.
  • set a planning and zoning training workshop for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

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