Victoria budget passes

Published 9:17 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Town of Victoria passed its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget during its meeting June 12.

Newton said the budget had not been changed from when it was first presented.

An item on the budget includes a change in rate for water and sewer, proposed to rise $2 and $3 respectively to offset the cost of the water and sewer repairs the town has undergone in the past year, a news release from the Town of Victoria cited.

A hearing for the budget took place during its May meeting. No members of the public spoke during the meeting.

Other items on the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget include proposed anticipated revenue of real/personal property taxes at $204,800, sales tax at $32,000, meal tax at $20,625, water service charges at $703,472, pool passes at $11,250 and law enforcement funds at $42,288.

Proposed expenditures include police department allocations at $270,592, fire/rescue at $98,500, police fines at $10,000, streets/sidewalks at $54,514, trash/refuse at $85,067, wastewater operations at $336,872 and parks and recreation entertainment, park equipment and repairs/supplies is anticipated for $3,100, $1,500 and $10,125 respectively.

The budget will take effect July 1.