Members of the Special Road District A board of directors hammered out a 2020 budget at their January 14 meeting.
The board was able to reduce $5,720 in expenses from last year’s budget.
They also compared the 2020 budget with final 2019 figures. The district’s 2019 budget had shown a net deficit of $80,395 with anticipated total income of $665,500 and expenses of $745,895.
The expenses turned out to be less, at $731,465, but total income was only $625,189 — $40,311 below expectations.
Much of this was due to receiving just $11,061 in federal reimbursement funds, as compared to the $35,000 that was anticipated.
That was primarily because requested compensation for flood repair work done to Molasses Hollow Road, Sugar Bottom Road and Eisenbeis Bottom Road did not come through from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
That federal funds line item was reduced from $35,000 to $25,000 for the 2020 budget.
Several expense line items that came out considerably below their budgeted amounts were adjusted accordingly.
See complete story in the January 22 edition of the Herald.