LYNWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance detailing its appropriation of just under $9.2 million to maintain municipal government for the current fiscal year.
The ordinance, approved by a 6-0 vote with little discussion, calls for a total of $9,195,300 for the fiscal year that began May 1 and runs through April 30, 2014. Under Illinois law, local governments have until July 31 to approve their appropriations ordinances.
Included in the appropriation is just over $1 million in the village’s general corporate fund that covers the daily expenses of Lynwood government, including salaries for village employees and the costs of building and parks and recreation departments.
Another $3.49 million is included in the Public Safety fund that covers the cost of the Police and Fire departments, civil defense agencies and 911 emergency dispatch services. The bulk of that money, $2.35 million, is specifically for the Police Department.
Among other portions of the appropriations ordinance are $1.32 million for water and sewer programs, $476,873 for roads and bridges and $470,000 for refuse and yard waste disposal.
In other business, village Trustee Rich Stephens, who also chairs the Public Works committee, said Iroquois Paving will be doing resurfacing work on Brook, Terrace and Crescent avenues and one block of Juniper Street.
Work began Monday, and is expected to conclude Sept. 5.
Also, the Village Board voted without opposition to cancel its board meeting scheduled for Aug. 13. It will not be scheduled, and only one board meeting scheduled for Aug. 27 will be held next month.
“There’s so little for us to do,” said village President Gene Williams.