Tight Budget For LC

Lenoir City leaders pass budget

Brittany Davenport News Herald

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.