Jemison passes $3.4 million budget

Published 3:55 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Jemison City Council passed a balanced budget of about $3.4 million for the 2013-2014 fiscal year on Monday.

The city is anticipating revenues totaling $3,466,235.04 in the new fiscal year, compared to the previous budget’s revenue of $2.9 million.

There is also a projected surplus of $86,935 for the upcoming fiscal year.

Total expenditures allotted for the new fiscal year is $3,379,299.48 compared to last year’s expenditures of $2.9 million.

The council originally passed a $2.9 million balanced budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year in December 2012.

City Clerk Sheila Hogge said the increase in the budget this year is due to an expected increase in revenue for the city.

Hogge said the city collected more sales tax revenue this year and there was additional revenue from an emergency transport system through the Jemison Fire Department as the fire and emergency medical provider for all 911 calls implemented earlier this year.

The service transports patients for a $600 base rate plus an amount equal to $8 per mile traveled in transport of the patients to the hospital with the fees collected by JFD for transportation provided to patients by JFD transport units.