City Council resumed budget discussions for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
Within the total budget allocation requested for the water fund, which totals $949,314, a couple of increases from last year occurred in some line items, including an increase of about $72,000 for utility billing collection.
Despite the increases in a couple of line items, the total requested water fund budget is actually down 12%, or $125,740, from the previous fiscal year, according to city documents.
The proposed budget for street maintenance accounted for another decrease from the previous budget cycle at $80,774—29% less than the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Also under discussion was a quartet of debt service funds combining for about $1.2 million within the proposed budget for Rollingwood’s upcoming fiscal year, and the city’s proposed wastewater fund touched down as budget neutral from the previous year at a request of $642,451.
Pertaining to city staff salaries and titles, council is also considering the addition of a public works operator at a $48,000 salary and a utility billing manager at $65,000.
Depending on which cost-of-living raise for staff council ultimately votes on, salaries and other line items within the city’s all funds and general funds could account for anywhere between $678,000 and $707,500 in Rollingwood’s budget.
City Administrator Amber Lewis said the total proposed revenue and expenditures for the 2020-21 budget should emerge at the next workshop in August.