That is among details from an unaudited report on the city's financial activity through the end of the fiscal year,
"The surplus is being created because some of our major sources of revenue -- income tax, hotel/motel tax and video gaming -- came in over our amended budgeted projections," said City Manager
There was a
Increased collection efforts and room rentals resulted in increased hotel/motel tax revenue of
The first full year of video gaming revenue came in at
In addition, unaudited general fund expenditures came in
The work session will be followed by a regular session at
Earlier this year, the council decided to stop holiday waste collection, anticipating it could save the city money.
"But it has not been a significant cost-saving measure and even furthermore, we are running the risk of very expensive personnel injuries because we're trying to do two routes in one day," Hales said. The multiple routes stem from waste that would have been picked up on the holiday being collected the next work day, he added.
The council also will be presented with a draft of the Downtown Streetscape Lighting Master Plan, which details recommendations to complete downtown beautification efforts, including decorative street lighting and other streetscape improvements.
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