2010-06-10 / News

Less spending, revenue expected in 2010-11 budget

BY DARRYL Q. TUCKER 810-452-2647 DTUCKER@MIHOMEPAPER.COM

DAVISON TWP. — Davison Township Board of Trustees members will discuss the proposed budget for 2010-11 at its next meeting at 7 p.m. June 14.

A preliminary look at the budget calls for less spending, said Supervisor Kurt Soper. The township anticipates less revenue coming in, he said.

For example, the township expects the general fund for the year ending 2011 to be $6.5 million. The year before the general fund was $6.7 million.

The majority of money the township will receive for 2011 is $3.5 from property taxes. The year before, the township received $3.6 million.

The Police Department, which has a proposed $2.65 million budget for 2011, plans to reduce spending. The 2010 budget for the department was $2.66 million.

To reduce the budget, police officials said they will cut back on overtime and the times officers are in court. The department also will reduce buying supplies, vehicle repair and equipment.

Police officials also said they will try to secure grants for computer equipment.

The hall and grounds budget calls for reduced spending in 2011. The proposed budget is $303,300, which is $52,000 less than the year before.

The township will spend less on utilities, building and grounds repair and capital outlay.

In other topics, board members will discuss the Headlee Truth in Taxation, a resolution for General Appropriations Act Township, a resolution to establish township officers salary, the 2010-2011 Fire Authority Budget, the 2010- 2011 meeting schedule, the MERS officer and employee delegate and the Investment and Depository Resolution Amendment.

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