The City of Vicksburg ended fiscal 2021 with more than an additional $ 100,000 in its general fund.
According to the latest round of budget amendments presented by city accounting director Doug Whittington, the city ended the year with $ 82,300 in additional revenue and a $ 23,521 decrease in expenses for a net $ 105. $ 821 in additional revenue at year end.
Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said the extra money “shows our fiscal prudence and our budget work strategy. I couldn’t be happier with the direction of this city in terms of its financial obligations and its future.
Among some of the main points of the budget amendment summary, property tax revenues decreased by $ 35,000, while ambulance service charges increased by $ 60,000, with the city’s share coming from the County road tax increased by $ 10,000 and revenue from special assessments increased by $ 35,000.
Special assessments are liens the city places on properties when the owner does not reimburse the city for the cleanup of an abandoned property. The lien is resolved when the property is sold.
In municipal spending, spending on administrative services increased by $ 50,000, while spending on administrative capital decreased by $ 50,000, and capital spending on capital expenditures related to information technology for items like computers were down $ 38,500.
In the Street Department, expenses for supplies decreased by $ 65,000 and the costs of supplies for the city’s mosquito control operations decreased by $ 34,000.
About John Surratt
John Surratt graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in General Studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a staff member of the Vicksburg Post since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul’s Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.