The $1.3 million won't cover everything that is needed on the streets, council members have said.
Kevin Grubbs, head of borough engineering, told the council Wednesday night that the final project for the year, reconstruction of sections of Second Street, is being wrapped up.
Hamberger said a preliminary look at the 2006 budget, which goes into effect Jan. 1, calls for revenue of about $3.7 million and expenses of about $3.8 million. That represents a shortage of about $144,000, he said. It will be made up with the year-end surplus.
"We took in more than we expected and spent less than we thought we would," Hamberger said.
One mill brings in about $55,000, Hamberger said. A mill represents $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.
Department heads will start bringing in their 2006 budget requests beginning with the council's first budget session later this month.
Hamberger said he expects the council to hold four to five sessions before members are ready to adopt the new budget, some time before the Dec. 31 deadline.