The draft budget is set for the time being at almost $3.3 million, and includes $579,000 for the Cadiz Police Department, $40,000 for the Cadiz Fire Department, almost $500,000 for the Cadiz Street Department and $971,111 for the city’s General Fund. Additionally, $1.2 million has been allocated to the Water Fund.
Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers said there is also a 5 percent pay raise across the board. Rogers also mentioned two possible expenditures in the new budget: a $30,000 chipper and a part-time police officer.
Bailey said that other departments have part-time workers as backup, something he said the police department needs as well. He added that there would be no health benefits with the position, and that if the it was approved the person would work about 20 hours per week.
“It’s just something we’re looking at, we haven’t followed through on it yet,” Bailey said.
The finance committee also looked at modifications to the current 2009-2010 budget. Both items will be voted on when the city council meets on Tuesday, May 4, and on Tuesday, June 1.
An additional $769,000 worth of expenditures was added to the $3.6 million dollar 2009/2010 budget, bringing the total to well over $4.3 million. Rogers said that there were grants that were added as revenue.