Greenville schools’ proposed budget on ‘a good trajectory’ for a sixth straight year

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For the sixth consecutive year, the budget of Greenville Public Schools is projected to trend in a positive direction with revenues outpacing expenditures, resulting in a healthy general fund, fund balance.

During Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, Director of Finance Maureen Fleet presented her proposed 2022-2023 fiscal year budget for the Board to review before it is voted on at a special meeting scheduled for June 27 at 7 p.m. (the budget must be approved and submitted to the state by July 1).

Greenville council OK fiscal year budget

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The Greenville City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2022-2023 fiscal year budget during a special meeting Tuesday evening in their shortest meeting in recent memory.

In falling within the scope of the city’s charter, the special meeting, including a public hearing on the budget, was required to occur, “Not later than the second week in May,” thus resulting in the special meeting. The meeting came and went in stark contrast to previous marathon workshop sessions on the budget, lasting only 4:35 from start to finish.

Edmore Village Council sets millage rates to support new budget

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The Edmore Village Council set rates for the village’s two millages at Monday’s meeting.

Village Treasurer Shirley Drain explained that the millage is usually set in June; however with the next council meeting set for June 13, “that’s really pushing it to get the bills printed and out” so she suggested taking the vote at the May meeting instead.

Ionia City Council discusses proposed budget, sets public hearing

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At a work session before Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Ionia City Council voted to set a public hearing on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year for 7 p.m. on June 7 at City Hall.

Along with a hearing on the budget will be a hearing on an amendment to the utilities ordinance that would provide an increase to support the proposed $25.8 million budget.

Greenville City Council reviews annual Capital Improvements Program budget

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From spending more than $2 million on city streets to replacing a pedestrian bridge over the Flat River, city leaders are gearing up to approve several capital improvements.

On April 26, the Greenville City Council held a special meeting to review the proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget for fiscal year 2022-2023.

Greenville council reviews ‘slightly more robust’ 2022-2023 fiscal year budget

As revenues and expenditures continue to trend in a positive direction, city leaders are hopeful years of positive economic growth can begin to lead to some restrengthening of public services throughout the community.

During a special meeting of the Greenville City Council on April 12, City Manager George Bosanic presented his proposed 2022-2023 fiscal year budget.

Edmore Village Council sets 2022-2023 budget

After a public hearing drew no comments Monday night, the Edmore Village Council approved the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-2023, which begins March 1.

Revenues of $594,720 are expected for the village’s General Fund, which includes $242,000 from property taxes, $126,000 from state revenue sharing, $50,000 from marijuana tax revenue, and $40,000 from municipal marijuana licenses.

Ionia County board approves 2022 budget with employee wage hikes

The budget discussion and mood were much calmer in the Ionia County Board of Commissioners chambers on Tuesday as commissioners discussed and approved — in a 6-1 vote — the 2022 fiscal year budget.

The new budget calls for projected general fund revenues of $14,904,415 and matching general fund expenditures — including nearly $1 million in wage adjustments for all county employees.

Ionia County commissioners advance budget document at contentious meeting

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners met for a special session Monday night to hammer out a 2022 budget on the eve of the deadline to publish a budget in preparation for a public hearing on Oct. 12.

Commissioners eventually agreed on a document, but it wasn’t unanimous and it wasn’t without turmoil — including the apparent resignation of the finance director.

‘Asking for a leap of faith’

Emotions run high as Ionia County commissioners and employees discuss proposed 2022 budget

Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Ionia County Board of Commissioners became emotional during a discussion of the 2022 budget.

Finance Director Linda Pigue, her voice shaking, asked commissioners to allow her and Administrator Stephanie Fox to amend the proposed budget to raise salaries for employees across the board, and to devise a plan to pay for it.