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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