The city’s final budget was approved Tuesday, Sept. 12 with a slight revision made to include $4,000 in additional funds for Christmas lights.
Prior to the approval of the budget, Councilmember Craig Overstreet made an amendment to include an additional $6,000 in the upcoming budget for Christmas lights which will be placed downtown and on the buildings. This was later reduced to the additional $4,000 that was needed on top of the $6,000 that was already included in the budget.
In budget talks, eight items were reduced in the budget including the Christmas light funds to lower the amount of a deficit budget the council would have to approve for the FY 2017-’18.
After discussions about Christmas lights for downtown Farmersville, the council amended its budget by for the lights. Within the budget, there is a total $10,000 allotted for the Christmas lights. Farmersville Community Development Corporation (4B) will match the city’s funds.
Farmersville Chamber of Commerce will also contribute $1,500 to the project.
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]
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