By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council last Tuesday approved a balanced budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
The total amount of money budgeted by the city is $36.2 million for revenues and expenditures.
“I think it’s a good budget,” Mayor Gene Melton said.
The budget projects $24.08 million in local tax revenue for the next fiscal year. The biggest expenditure is for the Trussville Police Department, which totals $6.03 million for 2014-2015.
Trussville City Council President Buddy Choat said the budget includes cost-of-living adjustments for city employees, a 1 percent pay increase across the board for city employees and longevity pay. Choat thanked all city departments for the work they do.
“It takes a lot to run this city,” he said.
The fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2015.
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