The council approved 2010-2011 fiscal year budget. "I am proud
to say this is our 10th consecutive, 10 in a row, truly balanced
budget," said Lenoir City Mayor Matt Brookshire. "A balanced
budget that does not reduce services to the tax payers and I
think that's the key," he said.
In the budget, full time city employees will
receive a $250 bonus at Christmas instead of the regular $50,
though non-full time employees will still receive the $50.
The Lenoir City Schools 2010-2011 budgets were also approved at
the meeting. While most figures are right on, Superintendent
Wayne Miller said this was the first time since he has been
superintendent that the school system was not able to offer
employees a raise.
He also noted the almost 3 percent increase in contributions for
retirement that was required for the upcoming year.
The council also approved an ordinance providing revenue for the
municipality of Lenoir City, authorized the disbursements of
funds of the city and amended the Sewer Use Ordinance of the
Lenoir City Municipal Code. The tax rate was set at $1.0165 for
the 2010 tax year. In the budget, Lenoir City Museum will
receive $1,000; Child Advocacy Center, $3,000; Loudon County
Animal Shelter, $5,000; Loudon County Library Board, $11,000;
Loudon County Senior Citizens, $2,500; Good Samaritan Center,
$7,000; Iva's Place, $5,000; Senior Home Assistance, $200,
Loudon County Visitors Bureau, $38,000 and Loudon County Chamber
of Commerce, $6,775.