City’s $5 million budget kept lean

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Reviewing a nearly $5 million budget, Pea Ridge City Council members met for a committee of the whole meeting Monday night for nearly three hours reviewing the city budget line by line with each city department head. The budget was to be considered at the regular City Council meeting Tuesday night. Meticulously examining each item, council member Nadine Telgemeier asked questions about each department’s budget specifically questioning both income and expenditures. She asked each department head about the use of city vehicles. There is a truck assigned to the duty employee of the water/ wastewater department who is on call and police officers take their vehicles home with them. No city vehicles are used in personal business, each department said.

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