Public hearing concerning Spindale's proposed budget on agenda

Jun. 16, 2013 @ 06:35 AM

The Spindale Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the proposed budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year during its regular meeting on Monday.

The budget proposal reflects the consensus of the Board of Commissioners during the past month's two budget workshops, and must be adopted by July 1.

The public hearing will be followed by a motion and vote on the 2013-14 fiscal year budget ordinance, schedule of fees and 2013-19 Capital Improvement Plan.

On this month's agenda, new business also includes a presentation by Travis Dodrill, a Spindale resident and owner of A+ Car Rental & Sales.

Dodrill will address the board concerning recent incidents of theft, vandalism and attempted breaking and entering, in a hope to "raise awareness and encourage vigilance in attempt to thwart the current increased activity in crime," as stated in his letter to the board.

Commissioners will conclude the meeting with a motion and vote on two budget amendments that should be acted upon for the 2012-13 fiscal year end close-out.

The first amendment seeks to appropriate funds for the part-time administrative assistant to be able to work full-time during the finance officer's emergency medical leave, whereas Town Hall has a need to be adequately staffed for the public and the continuation of the town's business.

The second amendment concerns the trash can rental fee implemented by the town on July 1, 2012, whereas these funds are to be used to replace trash cans as needed.