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Aldermen Approve FY 2023 City Budget


Ste. Genevieve aldermen approved a fiscal year 2023 city budget without further discussion at last Thursday’s meeting.

It calls for anticipated total revenues of $3,075,703 and expenditures of the General Fund of $3,299,717.

The Transportation (Street) Department shows total revenues of $751,250 and expenditures of $1,179,635, while the Cemetery Fund shows revenues of $36,225 and expenditures of $20,605.

The Tourism Fund lists total revenues of $33,200 and expenditures of $40,000. The Park Department lists revenues of $248,790 and expenditures of $289,214.

Other department totals include: Band Fund – revenues $56,300, expenditures $53,110; Special Road District A – revenues $90,expenditures $0; Water Department – revenues $2,802,170, expenditures $3,262,876; Sewer Department – revenues $814,021, expenditures $978,477; Downtown TIF Fund – revenues $27,250, expenditures $23,500;Debt Service Find – revenues $348,000, expenditures $348,000; Capital Improvement Fund – revenues $348,000, expenditures $348,000;Rural Fire Fund – revenues $31,440, expenditures $56,700; Capital Projects Fund – revenues $110,000, expenditures $65,500. (Revenues do not include reserves.)

It passed 7-1, with Ward 4 Alderman Joe Prince voting against it.

The board also approved a budget amendment to the fiscal year 2022 budget and Change order No. 2 to the contract with Vern Bauman Contracting on the Fourth and Main Street creek crossing project. The Bauman contract change subtracted $2,800 for the reduction of one service connection transfer and the added $3,620 for additional storm sewer work at Fourth and LeCompte and another $5,320 for two tie-ins at Fourth and LayHay.

The total contract increased from $526,794 to $532,934.

The board also passed an ordinance approving a special use permit for S & W Storage to add a self-storage facility at 11307 Save-A-Lot Drive in a C-1 General Commercial District.

This was after a short public hearing, during which no one spoke in opposition to it.

A spokesman for the property owners noted that the original plan to add two buildings to the lot for this purpose had to be revised. Due to space restraints, only one building will be added.