SALINEVILLE - Village officials held a public hearing on the amount of money they hope to take in as tax revenue Wednesday evening.
Fiscal Officer Esther Anderson explained the budget document presented at the hearing determined the "amounts and rates" officials hope will be available to operate the village in 2013. She said she added a 3 percent increase from past figures in preparing the document, which is an early step in setting the 2013 permanent budget.
According to the document, village officials hope to take in $138,100, which breaks down to $63,700 in support of the General Fund, $52,600 in the Fire Fund and $21,800 in the Cemetery Fund.
These funds are supported by a 5-mill renewal continuing fire levy passed in Nov. 2011, and two levies passed in 2008, a 2-mill cemetery levy and a 3-mill current expenses levy.
Anderson and Smith will present the budget to County Auditor Nancy Milliken on Sept. 26 and then prepare the temporary budget that will allow the village to begin 2013. After the document is certified by Milliken, Smith said village officials will begin requesting information from the various village departments to develop the temporary budget that is necessary for the start of 2013.
"All the departments have tried to cut back and watch their spending- I think it's going in the right direction," Smith said.
In discussing the document, Anderson noted that cemetery levy and the current expenses levy will be up for renewal in Nov. 2013, and that they account for a large amount of the village's income.
Smith said a copy of the document is available for public examination in the Village Hall.