South Boston Town Council will hear from town agencies regarding funding requests for the proposed $10,665,703 budget for 2019-2020 during a public at its meeting on Monday.
The meeting is set to get underway at 7 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street, with the first order of business a presentation on the National Main Street Conference from Destination Downtown South Boston Executive Director Tamyra Vest.
Vest represented South Boston and Virginia as a speaker at the Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Washington, from March 25-27.
Vest was invited to speak on the success of South Boston’s business development program, SoBo Start-Up.
Also on council’s agenda are agency funding requests and presentations regarding the proposed 2019-2020 budget.
The proposed $10,665,703 budget does not include tax or fee hikes but includes merit-raised raises for employees ranging from 0 to 3 percent dependent on annual evaluations.
The proposed budget is $104,324 higher than the previous year ($10,561,379).
Proposed expenditures include $2,478,308 for the police department, compared to $2,443,732 in the current year; $950,179 for the fire department, compared to $871,995 this year; and $75,889 for public works administration, compared to $72,065 this year.
A total of $1,764,934 is budgeted for street maintenance compared to $1,731,224, an increase of $33,710 over the current year. Also included is $163,000 for street lights compared to $158,000 this year.
The museum is set to receive $65,314, compared to $63,159 this year, and the library is budgeted for $111,800, compared to $107,033 in the current year.
Economic development is slated to receive $258,350, compared to $260,350 this year.
The proposed budget has $106,132 set aside for contingencies.
Under revenue, the proposed budget includes $123,500 more than the current year from anticipated cigarette tax revenue, a $2,000 increase in refuse disposal revenue, a $3,500 increase in expected refunds and DMV Stop Fee revenue as well as a $22,999 increase in interest on investment revenue.
Two other items are listed on the agenda, including 2019 Virginia Municipal League policy committee nominations and a citizen comment period.