Trophy Club town employees will get raises as the Trophy Club Town Council approved the fiscal year 2023-24 budget at its Sept. 11 meeting.

The town’s tax proposed rate of $0.415469 per $100 valuation will be considered and adopted Sept. 27.

The details

Council approved an overall budget of $29.3 million, covering all funds. At the meeting, Trophy Club Finance Director April Duvall went over some parts of the budget and discussed increases that were necessary in the next year, such as an increase of $150,000 in the information technology department for anticipated purchases identified by the new service provider, NetGenius.

Across all funds, the general operating fund budget is $14.3 million. Capital projects at $6.9 million and police services at $4 million comprise the two largest portions of the overall budget. Debt service is $2.7 million.

Zooming in

The budget was approved 7-0 with an amendment. In a separate motion, council approved in a 5-2 vote—with Mayor Jeannette Tiffany and Karl Monger opposed—an amendment that the capital improvement attached appendix is proposed and is not an approved budget item.

The budget includes a 4% increase in salaries for all employees, with an addition of up to 2% merit-pay adjustment for any employee who has met performance standards. Also, employee medical plans will be 100% town-funded for the employee only with an 80-20 split for the employee dependent tiers.

What they’re saying

Interim City Manager Patrick Arata said in a message on the town’s website that the town’s “collective endeavor” was to form a “balance between meeting essential service requirements and strategic investments in critical infrastructure, technology and resources.”