Shenandoah City Council begins budget discussions prior to workshops

Shenandoah City Council began discussing budgets for some departments June 23. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah City Council began discussing budgets for some departments June 23. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Shenandoah City Council began discussing budgets for some departments June 23. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

Shenandoah City Council began preliminary discussions during a June 23 meeting for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-22 budget prior to budget discussions scheduled for August.

The council discussed an update for the city's municipal development district and individual budgets for administration, finance, community outreach, municipal court, community development, trash/recycling and non-major funds.

The early changes were presented by Shenandoah Finance Director Lisa Wasner. Of the significant changes for the finance department presented during the meeting were banking fees increasing for the city due to low interest rates from the coronavirus throughout the past year.

Wasner said the charges are estimated at around $29,000, and the city is looking to change banks for fewer fees.

Wasner also said there is an anticipated increase for the community development department because the department added two employees.


No actions were made on the early budget talks, as the items were discussion only. The council is aiming to begin budget workshops for the fiscal year 2021-22 on Aug. 12.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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