CONWAY DAILY SUN: MUNICIPAL BUDGET COMMITTEE CUTS 70K

by Christian Mower on February 23, 2012

THE CONWAY DAILY SUN SAYS CONWAY’S MUNICIPAL BUDGET COMMITTEE HAS TRIMMED THE TOWN’S PROPOSED BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR (2012-2013) BY NEARLY $71,000, WHILE TELLING TOWN OFFICIALS IT WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE CUTS HAPPEN IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TOWN LIBRARY.

THE SUN SAYS TWO MEMBERS OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE – JOE MOSCA AND KAREN UMBERGER – PROPOSED REDUCING THE POLICE BUDGET LAST WEEK BY NEARLY $66,000 – AN IDEA THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE COMMITTEE 11-6.

THE SUN SAYS THE PROPOSED POLICE CUTS WOULD BE $10,000 FOR GAS, $15,000 FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE, $30,000 fOR EARNED BENEFITS AND $11,000 fOR VEHICLE AND OPERATIONS EXPENSES.

THE SUN SAYS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT PLANS TO APPEAL TO VOTERS AT THE DELIBERATIVE PORTION OF TOWN MEETING IN MARCH IN HOPES OF RESTORING SOME OF THE CUTS.

THE SUN SAYS BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER AND FORMER LIBRARY TRUSTEE BILL MARVEL PROPOSED REDUCING THE LIBRARY’S BUDGET BY NEARLY $5,000, THE AMOUNT HE SAYS THE LIBRARY EXCEEDED ITS BUDGET BY THIS YEAR.

WRITER: MACKENZIE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 FROM THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, FEB 23 2012