Silver Lake Town Council Discusses 2018 Budget, Fall Clean-Up

Pictured, from left, discussing the budget are Chad Miner, council president; Tonya Conley, clerk/treasurer; and Eric Walsh, partner of Umbaugh and Associates.

SILVER LAKE — The 2018 town budget and fall clean-up details were the two main topics of discussion during the Silver Lake Town Council meeting held last night, Sept. 13.

Erich Walsh, partner of Umbaugh and Associates, was present to review the town’s budget. He has worked with the town for several years now and is familiar with its budget and different funds.

“You’re in good shape again for 2018,” began Walsh. He explained that while there are a few negative cash flow balances, these are the result of two larger projects being budgeted for next year. The town has set aside money for the possible demolition of the school along with $75,000 for sidewalk and bridge projects.

“You guys have really done a good job on building your cash balances up to a point that you can absorb these projects,” said Walsh. “You’re in fine financial shape to afford that.”

The budget public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 and will be immediately followed by the regular council meeting. The budget adoption meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25.

Fall clean-up for town residents will take place Oct. 5 through Oct. 8. Dumpsters will be located at town hall, no home pick-up will be provided. Residents are asked to make sure all items are placed inside the dumpsters and leave room for others as space is limited.

Items not allowed include paints, oils, tires, computers, microwaves, large appliances, air conditioners and oversized furniture. Residents are asked to comply with all rules so that the town can continue to provide this service.

In other news:

  • The previously discussed water tap fee ordinance was approved. This raises the current fee of $300 to $1,000. The previous fee was not enough to cover supplies and hourly wages.
  • The board decided not to join KEDCO. it was not a member last year either.
  • The town’s Halloween trick-or-treat night will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Oct. 31.

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