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Town passes ordinance to balance budget

June 04, 2003|by MARLO BARNHART

SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Town Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday night so the fiscal year 2004 budget can be balanced as required by law.

"The problem is with several grants which we haven't received reimbursements for yet," said Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers as the supplement was presented and explained. "This happens most every year."

In the area of trash collection, a surge in population caused the town to spend $4,660 more than the $95,000 allocated.

The biggest chunk showed up under capital expenditures in the parks department for work on the pavilion, multipurpose and softball fields and playground equipment.

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The current amount budgeted was $16,500 with a $215,750 increase shown.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to repay the town about $11,700 for the cleanup of the President's Day blizzard, according to Town Clerk Betsy Martin.

The budget - with the supplement - was passed unanimously at the Tuesday night meeting.

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