Maryland Heights 2013 Budget Up for Public Hearing Dec. 6
Projects in the 2013 budget include road rebuilding, increased senior services and tree planting.
Maryland Heights residents will be able to voice their thoughts about the city's proposed 2013 budget at a public hearing set for 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Council Chambers of the Government Center.
The proposed budget projects 2013 revenues at $38,291,250 and expenditures at $41,804,678.
Revenues show a slight increase from 2012 due to project grants; a decline in gaming tax revenue is expected to be offset by increases in sales and utility taxes.
Increased expenditures include a three percent across-the-board salary increase for city employees and $4 million in capital improvement projects.
Projects included in the 2013 budget:
- rebuilding Pheasant Run Drive, Reading Avenue and Driftwood Lane
- continuation of the sidewalk infill program
- conducting the biannual citizen survey
- expansion of senior services
- implementation of a new community development software program
- expansion of the summer internship program
- increased tree planting.
After the budget is approved, it will be available online at www.marylandheights.com/budget.