City Council Approves City of Casper Budget For Upcoming Fiscal Year
Casper City Council has approved the city of Casper’s budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Casper mayor Paul Meyer said the budget, which was passed 8-1 on Tuesday, doesn’t sport many significant changes compared to the budget for the prior fiscal year.
“There is nothing that really stands out – and my business experience helps me with that,” Meyer said. “As per the adjustments that we made today, it’s just about getting the books to balance at the end of the year.”
The $187 million budget comes is at around $151 million after intergovernmental transactions are factored in. The budget calls for a $1.4 million increase to the city’s personnel budget to just under $49 million, while the capital budget is projected to decrease by about $3 million to $51 million.
Additionally, general fund revenue is expected to increase two percent, while general fund expenditures are expected to decline fractionally.
Ward I’s Keith Goodenough voted against the resolution to adopt the budget.