Clay to consider annual budget Thursday
By Gary Lloyd
The Clay City Council on Thursday will consider an annual budget for 2013, Mayor Charles Webster said Tuesday.
Webster said that City Manager Ronnie Dixon will present the budget to the council. Webster said the budget projects about $2.05 million in income for the city and $1.9 million in spending for the year, a projected surplus of about $175,000.
Webster said he would like that surplus to go toward a reserve for the city. The first-year mayor hopes to have $500,000 in reserves four years from now, he said.
Webster said the city never had a reserve or budget in his four years on the city council.
“It’s the mayor’s job to propose a budget,” Webster said.
Webster said the council will look over the budget and that it may not be voted on until the Jan. 22 council meeting. Webster said the budget will be self-explanatory.
“We want it to be black and white and as useful as possible,” he said.
The council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at Clay City Hall.
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