During an Aug. 21 budget workshop, Rollingwood City Council focused on several expenditures for fiscal year 2019-20, including cost of living adjustments and benefits for city employees and new expenditures for the police department.
Regarding annual raises, a 3% requested cost of living adjustment, which was requested by City Administrator Amber Lewis, will cost about $39,000.
Council also discussed sanitation, with one of the biggest line item costs for that department coming in at $125,000 for the year.
Acting Police Chief Kristal Pompa requested three additional tasers, more uniforms and bullet proof vests, as well as $40,000 for a new records management system, though she said at least part of the funding for that could come from a grant.
The big ticket item Pompa requested was a new fully outfitted vehicle at a budget price tag of $75,000. Pompa said right now her department’s newest vehicle is from 2016.
Pompa also requested $2,000 for a new laptop for when a new police chief, Jason Brady, starts Oct. 1 and $5,000 for community outreach.
Rollingwood’s next budget workshop will be Sept. 18.