City council approves $12M budget

Published 8:44 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The Atmore City Council approved a more than $12 million operating budget at its meeting on Tuesday.

Projected revenues of $12,154,450 is the same amount for expenses for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

The Atmore Police Department makes up 25 percent, subsidies and appraisals make up 21 percent, street and sanitation make up 17 percent, Atmore Fire Department makes up 13 percent and general government makes up 12 percent of the government. The municipal court, building and inspection, cemetery, Atmore Public Library, Atmore Municipal Airport, parks and recreation, beautification and landfill make up the remainder of the budget.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

In other business, the council:

• approved the use of Houston Avery Park on Nov. 16, from noon until 4 p.m. for Devon Howard, who is bringing a young entrepreneurship festival to show and tell the youth and community that they can come together and support each other to create a safe community. The event is for all ages;

• proclaimed Oct. 15 through Nov. 15 as Poppy Month. The funds raised go toward veterans in need. Mayor Jim Staff read a proclamation declaring the month;

• approved the demolition of a substandard structure at 214 Mobile St., Atmore;

• adopted resolution 2019-21 to elect to provide Tier I retirement benefits to Tier II plan members as provided by state Act 2019-132; and,

• adopted a resolution to let bids for ditch cleaning in the area of Liberty Street, Carver and MLK Avenue.