By Gary Lloyd
The Trussville City Council on Tuesday will likely vote on the next fiscal year’s budget.
The next fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2014.
Trussville Mayor Gene Melton has said the city needs to be “as conservative as possible” with next year’s budget.
“Next year is going to be a tough year,” Melton said.
The city council on Thursday met with city department leaders to talk about the budget.
Trussville Public Library Director Emily Tish said her only wish list item is adding a part-time circulation clerk so that the clerks can rotate weekends and work just one weekend per month each.
“I’m really happy with this (budget),” she said.
Inspections Department head Dan Sargent said his department is “in pretty good shape.”
Battalion Chief Tim Shotts said the Trussville Fire Department’s operational budget is “pretty good.” The department would like to have maintenance done to keep the city’s three ambulances running well. A fourth ambulance could be in the plans in the next year or two.
Trussville Parks and Recreation Director David Vinson had two top wish list items — a new vehicle for himself and new cardio equipment for the Trussville Civic Center. Vinson has driven his city SUV for 11 years. The cardio equipment in the civic center is five years old and has logged more than 8,000 miles. New cardio equipment will likely cost about $121,000.
The city council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Trussville City Hall.
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