Eatonville council adopts 2023 budget

Full-time planner position stays in document

The Eatonville Town Council closed out business for 2022 and prepared for 2023 at its Dec. 12 regular meeting.
The council passed, with no discussion, a second reading of an ordinance amending the 2022 budget. According to the ordinance, the budgeted ending balance for this year was $6,701,715.02, with an estimated amended ending balance of $6,314,224.86.
The council also passed a second reading of an ordinance adopting the 2023 budget, engendering a discussion.
Councilmember Bill Dunn put forth a motion to amend the budget to remove the full-time planner position in lieu of $15,000 to contract out for the position. The measure was voted down, and the budget, as a whole, was passed.
Per the ordinance, the estimated beginning balance for next year is $8,260,549.90, with estimated revenues of $13,591,920.01. Estimated appropriations/expenditures for the 2023 budget are $14,968,790.81, with an estimated ending fund balance of $6,883,679.10.

• In other business, Councilmember Peter Paul was selected as mayor pro tem for the first half of 2023, Jan. 1 through June 30, and Dunn was selected as an alternate for that position.


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