City Council dissolves water commission
by Eric Snyder
May 10, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After the first reading of an ordinance at last week’s city council meeting, the Cadiz Water Commission has been all but dissolved.

City Administrator Hollis Alexander said the commission hasn’t met since September, has had two board members resign and has another member who wants to.

“Replacement members are hard to find,” he said.

“At one point in time [the commission] served a huge purpose for us,” Alexander said, “but in the past several months, some of those meetings were just pointless.”

Alexander said the dissolution shouldn’t cause any waves, as the council had to approve all Water Commission budget issues, anyways.

In other action, the council held the first reading of a budget amendment for the 2005-2006 fiscal year, which ends June 30.

The original budget allowed for $2,583,455 in expenses, but was increased by more than 13 percent, to $2,935,607.

The largest increase, for the city’s property and liability insurance, was by $80,000, for a total of $110,707.28. The city also incurred $57,000 of unbudgeted ‘miscellaneous’ expenses.

Revenue for the fiscal year was also revised to reflect a 13 percent increase. Sixty five percent of the projected increase came in the form of $231,005 in unbudgeted revenue, which ranged from $57,000 in reimbursements from Benson International to a $25,000 estate check, according to Assistant City Administrator Lisa Rogers.

“I was well pleased with our budget numbers,” Mayor Lyn Bailey said.

The council also held the first reading of the next fiscal year’s proposed budget, up $210,482.12 from what was budgeted for the 2005-2006 fiscal year.

Bailey said the figure reflected the increasing size of Cadiz.

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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