Brecksville City Council Approves Increasing Funds for Road Program, Purchases for Police, Service Departments

For more details on the issues discussed during Tuesday’s City Council meeting, check Brecksville Patch later this week.

Brecksville City Council addressed a number of financial issues during at , approving purchases for the Service Department and , shifting more money to future road repair programs and voting to adjust the city’s budget for 2011.

Council approved some additional spending: The police department will receive some new computers, and the service department will get a new rubbish packer and a lift truck. Members also approved an increase in the blanket purchase orders for the city’s natural gas, water and sewer costs.

But overall, the adjustment to the appropriations ordinance approved by council on Tuesday actually lowers expected spending for the year, mostly because some jobs weren’t filled as quickly as expected, said Finance Director Virginia Price. Price said after the meeting that the city’s budget is adjusted throughout the year.

And council members also approved a funding change that will affect next year’s budget – they doubled the amount of money going into the road repaving fund from $10,000 a month to $20,000 a month. Mayor Jerry N. Hruby said during the finance committee meeting that it’s time to put more money into the fund, and that they’ve had to put .

For more details on these issues and others discussed during Tuesday’s council meeting, check Brecksville Patch later this week.


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