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Kahoka Aldermen Approve FY 2011 City Budget

By Mike Scott

 Kahoka’s Board of Aldermen held a public hearing on the 2010-11 city budget on Tuesday, March 30.   Only The Media attended the meeting.
The aldermen reviewed the proposed budget, which is lower than the budget they approved for Fiscal Year 2010.  The board expects revenues to be $47,600 lower than last year, while expenses are projected $15,800 lower than last year.
This year, the City of Kahoka expects a total income in the fiscal year to equal $3,860,400.  That money will come from six revenue sources.  General revenue, which includes monies collected in the General, Fire, Police, Dog, Cemetery, Airport and Farm funds, will total $361,900.  Of  that, $1500 will be Fire Department, $8900 is Police, $1600 from the Dog Catcher, $20,000 from the Cemetery, $100 is Airport and $14,000 is from the farm.  The balance of $315,800 is from other sources.
The city will spend $356,500 from its general account, leaving the city with a net gain of $5400.  General expenses, which include some salaries, will total $74,400.  Fire expenses are projected at $27,600, while Police expenses will total $187,200.  Dog (animal control) expenses will total $28,800, and Cemetery expenses are budgeted to be $28,900.
Airport expenses are budgeted to be $2600, and Farm expenses should total $7000.
Kahoka’s city pool is expected to bring in $45,300 in revenue, with expense costing $45,800.  The street fund should take in $446,500, and should spend $436,100, including $100,000 in street paving.
Kahoka’s water and sewer department should take in $416,000, and department expenses will be $397,900.  Of that, waterline replacement project expenses should cost $50,000, and rebuilding a lift station pump on Vine Street will cost $6000.
The city’s largest fund, Electric, will take in $2,273,900, and expenses are projected to be $2,229,400, giving the city a net gain of $44,500.
Cable TV revenue will bring in $316,800, while department expenses will cost $323,600, including $10,000 in rebuild and upgrading expense.
In other business, Alderman Curtis Mack reported that a rabid raccoon had been reported in the city.  The animal was captured and destroyed.  Residents are urged to report any animals they believe may be sick by calling 727-2911