Klemme City Council adopts FY19 Budget


KLEMME – The budget for fiscal year 2018-19 was adopted by the Klemme City Council. No comments or objections were heard at the public hearing, April 2. The $580,646 budget includes $73,574 in property tax askings.

Continuing plans for wastewater treatment facility improvements is at the top of the list of city projects in FY19, according to Colleen Rout, city clerk.

Other priorities include roof repairs from the July hail storm on all city buildings including the municipal building/library, fire station, city shed, Klemme Homestead Museum, and the shelter house at the city park.

The public works budget increased as the city switched to using carts for residential garbage pick-up. The city is also looking at potential street repair projects.

Mayor Ken Blank reported on the special March 22 meeting at Britt to discuss fees assessed the cities for dispatch services at the Hancock County Communications Center. Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach, County Communications Director Andy Buffington and Sheriff Scott Dodd were also present.

Read the complete story in the April 11 Leader.