Jackson City Council Passes 2017/2018 Budget

Jackson City Council Passes 2017/2018 Budget

After months of hand-wringing, multiple meetings with department heads and three Jackson City Council budget workshops, staff presented and the council passed a budget for 2017/2018.    As for the coming year’s balanced budget, the General Fund Reserve will increase by $192.  While not a large number, it beats the deficit budget that staff was anticipating.  Unfunded liabilities are anticipated to continue.  The current budget removes the parking enforcement position for some savings. Future fee increases for cemetery plots and pool will be considered along with volunteers for maintenance of the cemetery and the possibility of Amador County Recreation Agency providing pool management.    The Council also reported the city has successfully secured funding and began construction on the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) improvements.  Scheduled for completion in January of 2019, it will bring the city into compliance with the state’s requirements.  The Council also heard a report that 15 new home started construction this past year and it’s anticipated that this trend will continue, if not grow, this coming year.

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