It was a productive meeting for the Danville City Council last night as everything on the agenda passed, including an amendment to the city code in regards to possession of alcohol on city property. The amendment now limits individuals to carrying no more than two alcoholic beverages at a time.
The council also approved a redevelopment agreement with Highland Ventures, covering 900, 910 and 912 thru 914 North Vermilion street.
Mayor Scott Eisenhauer made a presentation, recapping the 2017-18 fiscal year and the challenges faced. Revenues were down; city sales tax by just over $574,000, state sales tax by $178,000. While state income tax receipts were up over $353,000 and state use tax over $91,000; it was not enough to overcome the losses and the total non-divisional general fund receipts was down just over $550,000.
Divisional revenues also had declines; Environmental Code Enforcement went from $35,000 to $24,000 due to many issues including a move to a new more streamlined process. Monies received from city police enforcements fell over half a million dollars short of the projected budget.
Without any large construction projects over the fiscal year, revenue from Urban Services and Engineering fell over $100,000 short of expectations.
The negative difference between the budgeted and actual revenues in the Total General Fund reached just over $1,092,000.
General Fund Expenses, with some shifting of silos, came in nearly on the mark, over budget by less than one percent at $158,000.
Mayor Eisenhauer concluded the presentation on a high note; as they have already budgeted for revenue reduction for the current fiscal year, no further multi-year retro pay is expected on the current budget and they expect to save in paying out some overtime thanks to changes in the Collective Bargaining agreement with the Firefighters.