(Shenandoah) — Work continues on the City of Shenandoah’s budget for the next fiscal year.
Members of the Shenandoah City Council are expected to go over the numbers during a budget workshop Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m., before the regular council meeting. Shenandoah City Administrator AJ Lyman said the workshop will cover budget requests from various city departments, as well as other financial data. Lyman says the proposed budget includes funding for some big items.
“We have our road resurfacing project starting in the coming fiscal year,” Lyman said. “This is due for West Thomas, North Center and West Nishna. So that will be reflected in the budget. water treatment plant. But, I don’t think we’ll get to the point where we’ll build them entirely in this fiscal year. We’re just doing some preliminary planning on that.”
Money for the improvement of the park and the swimming pool is also included.
“We will try to wrap up the upgrade to Priest Park’s fully accessible playground equipment,” he said. “We’re actually going to try to do that in this exercise. There might be a postponement of that (next exercise). Otherwise we’re slowly but surely trying to upgrade the pool and replace equipment as we go along. as it wears out, here and there.”
Lyman says the city is also considering raising wages for part-timers.
“Councillor (Kim) Swank has asked to review our part-time pay rates for summer hires, particularly at the pool,” Lyman said. that and staying competitive there, and trying to make it work within what we can afford, basically.”
Following the budget workshop, the council is expected to hold a public hearing on the city’s fiscal year 2023 budget at its regular meeting, state law requires city and county municipalities to certify their budgets before March 15.