Falkville approves $2.4M budget
By Clif Knight
For the Enquirer
A 2021-22 operating budget with revenues totaling $2,685,837 was approved by the Falkville Town Council at its regular monthly meeting Oct. 4. Anticipated expenditures totaled $2,425,885, leaving a balance of $259,952. The figures were approved retroactive to Oct. 1, 2021.
According to town officials, General Fund revenues exceeded expenditures by $703,245, while expenditures surpassed revenues by $324,583 in the Police Department.
The budget includes a base salary increase from $500 to $1,000 monthly for Larry Madison, the town’s legal representative. The town’s employees will be considered for a cost-of-living pay adjustment at mid-year.
In other council business, an ordinance was passed authorizing police officers, in accordance with Act No. 2021-495 of the Alabama Legislature, to issue summonses in lieu of arrest for persons charged with certain offenses; adopting the procedural requirements of the Act; approving a form of summons and complaint; and adapting a schedule of fees for violations.
The council also:
- Approved the opening of a checking account with Cadence Bank in Falkville for the ARC Drainage Account
- Approved a step raise for Brooke Jones for completion of library assistant training
- Approved a change in employee insurance coverage from a 90-day probationary period to date of hire
- Approved the appointment of Jane Hill and Rhona Summerford to the Falkville Public Library Board