Thorsby discusses updating budget

The Thorsby Town Council held a work session following its Monday meeting to discuss changes made to the budget that had recently been approved.

The changes were considered slight with the only change in the general fund connected to the Fire Department to factor in the respirator packs that will be coming in soon.

“We’re trying to make sure that we don’t have to go back and make changes later on,” said Gary Moon with Moon’s Accounting and Tax Service. “We want to make sure that each department knows what’s going on.”

The town was not informed of the grant for the packs until after the initial budget had been created.

The total net change was $142,477.

On the expense side of things there was no monetary change in the overall budget, just the reallocation of funds by moving money over to the water department and for insurance purposes.

“We took in more than we spent last time, which is a testament to everyone’s due diligence,” Moon said.

Council members and representatives from each department were on hand to look over the newly proposed budget.

“This [budget] is nothing definite, but it’s something to work towards,” Councilman Marvin Crumpton said.

The budget is always important to a town, but especially with 2017 looking like a year where several maitenence and repairs on town equipment could come into play.

“We’re going to have some big ticket items coming up in the next year,” Public Works Director Terry Jackson said.

The Council will vote on the updated budget during the next Town Council meeting on Jan. 10.