Flash Flood Watch expires at 6:00 PM on 8/31, issued at 8:24 PM Annville, KY | Artemus, KY | Athol, KY | Barbourville, KY

Urban County Council To Finalize Budget Surplus Spending Plans

Reported by: Tom Kenny
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/11/2013 8:26 pm
On Tuesday, October 15th, Lexington's Urban County Council is expected to finalize its list of projects to be paid for with budget surplus money.

On Thursday, October 10th, the council voted to spend $7.3 million of the $12.4 surplus on new police cars, fire trucks and other emergency equipment.

The council also voted to put away $2.5 million in the city's rainy-day fund.

The council allocated $3.2 million to replace 25 police cruisers and 11 unmarked cars, two fire trucks and two emergency medical vehicles.

The council also gave $40,000 to the fire department for new air tanks.

On Tuesday, the council is expected to decide how the remaining $5.1 million should be spent.

Once the spending list is complete, it will need two readings for formal approval.

The council has been debating what to do with the surplus money since August.

Originally, the council considered putting aside $3.75 million for members to spend on capital projects in their respective districts.  That amount was later lowered to $2.25 million. 

The council tabled the $2.25 million proposal until it completes its surplus discussions.
Share
Most Popular
One Dead, One Seriously Injured In Overnight Crash
The driver of a car was seriously injured and his passenger was killed in an accident early Saturday morning.
Kentucky suspends doctor over staff prescriptions
A doctor practicing at Harlan ARH Hospital has been suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure after receiving an anonymous tip he was prescribing diet pills to the nursing staff.
Harlan ER doctor suspended by Kentucky board
A Knoxville, Tennessee, doctor practicing at Harlan Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital has had his license suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
Fiery Crash Closes Stretch Of I-75 In Laurel County
A section of I-75 north of Corbin was closed for a time Friday evening following a fiery crash involving a Fed-Ex tractor trailer, according to State Police. Investigators said the driver had minor injuries.
Progress Report: Hemp Is Looking Good
Hemp is now back in the hands of just a few farmers, taking part in a hemp pilot program. A Rockcastle County farmer has dedicated his summer to growing the crop. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.