Williams said one big challenge facing the town council this budget season is a rise in employee health insurance costs, estimated at
“We don't know yet,” Williams said. “We're going to have to try and offset that. Last year, we trimmed different areas.”
Some of these cuts included donations to local organizations for operational costs. One of the costliest services to the town is its waste and recycling pick up. The town contracts with Bay Disposal. This year, council will consider picking up recycling every other week instead of every week, which would equate to roughly
The largest expenses for the current fiscal year include capital expenses, budgeted for
These expenses include
The town projected
Williams said the big ticket items, like
“Things have gone up, like insurance,” Williams said. “So we have to converse for that — What do we do? How do we handle it? Adjust here and there, that's what we're going to be doing (at the budget session). We're going to take a look at everything.”
Smith can be reached by phone at 757-510-1663.
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