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Tellico passes budget

Published: 9:20 AM, 09/11/2013 Last updated: 9:21 AM, 09/11/2013
 

Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

The town of Tellico Plains passed its 2013-2014 fiscal year budget on Thursday in a unanimously vote.

Under the budget, the town has a beginning balance of $120,623 in its general fund.

Mayor Patrick Hawkins said $1,000 was deducted from the Community Center fund and another $1,000 from the City Maintenance/Repairs for a $2,000 contribution to the Tellico Plains Public Library for a one-time deal to help fund the library a new roof.

"We already contribute $3,000 to the library annually, so this would be a one-time $5,000 contribution," Hawkins explained.

In addition, the town had to trim down a little on the water department end to balance the budget, said Hawkins.

"Other than that, everything else is basically the same. No new money added from the first reading, just deductions and shifting. There's no new tax revenue being asked for."


The Tellico Plains Police Department will sponsor a Trunk or Treat in downtown Tellico Plains on Halloween night from 6 to 9 p.m. The department is asking area churches to join in and participate.

"It's a great thing," said Hawkins. "Our kids won't have to drive to Madisonville to trick or treat."

See full story in the Wednesday, Sept. 11, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.


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