The Culver Town Council this week held their public hearing for the 2014 budget and Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim explained to the board that the proposed budget is just under $2 million, coming in at $1,945,026 – an increase over last year’s budget, which came in at $1,847,913. She said most of the total increase, which came out to $97,113, is a result of an anticipated rise in healthcare benefits costs.
Heim explained the clerk’s budget is $319,750; the police budget is $420,015; the fire budget came out to $186,686; the budget for EMS totaled $324,225; park budget, $267,500; and the street budget will be $394,750. In addition, the CCD budget will be $23,500 and the LR&S budget totals $8,600.
Council member Lynn Overmyer made a motion to close the public hearing, seconded by councilman Ed Pinder. The motion passed unanimously. Budget adoption is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23.