City of Henderson Board of Commissioners Tackle Budget Matters



HENDERSON, KY, May 24, 2016– The Henderson Board of Commissioners had budget matters to consider at its Tuesday night meeting.

On first reading the commissioners approved ordinances adopting both the Fiscal 2017 budget for the Henderson Water Utility and the Fiscal 2017 budget for the City of Henderson.

The budget adopted for HWU was approved by the Water & Sewer Board at their May 16 meeting and has projected revenues of $18,629, 010, operating expenses of $18,038,112 and capital projects of $3,424.400.

The $80,747,000 budget ordinance adopted for the City of Henderson that was finalized at a May 18 work session includes: General Fund, $31,930,000; Natural Gas Fund, $16,540,000; Health Insurance Fund, $7,543,000 for the Health Insurance Fund; Public Way Improvement Fund, $1,765,000; Construction Fund, $9,124,000; HART operating fund, $1,649,000; and Sanitation Fund, $3,262,000.

The commission conducted these other items of business:

–  Passed a resolution accepting a grant requiring matching funds for a sidewalk extension project on North Green River Road. The grant came through the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Transportation Alternatives Program.

–  Passed a resolution authorizing a grant applications for Henderson Area Rapid Transit for planning, preventative maintenance, operating assistance and the purchase of one fixed route transit bus. The amount of the grants is $791,876.

–  Approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the HWU chief financial officer position exempting it from civil service status.

–  Approved a resolution restating the interlocal agreement between the City, Henderson County, Webster County and Union County as a solid waste recycling alliance.

–  Approved a municipal order allowing recycling pickup by Advanced Disposal through Sept. 30 for commercial businesses with 96-gallon containers that were served by the idled Henderson Recycling.

–  Awarded bids to Hazex Contruction Co. of Henderson, $11,295, for the demolition and removal of five properties and Compass Minerals America Inc., $84.50 per ton, for road salt for use during the upcoming winter.

The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners is 5:30 p.m., June 14, in the Assembly Room.

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