Cedar Lake trims more than $200,000 from its budget

2013-04-28T00:00:00Z Cedar Lake trims more than $200,000 from its budgetMary Wilds Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CEDAR LAKE | The town has made cuts all around to trim more than $200,000 from its 2013 budget, Cedar Lake officials said.

The Cedar Lake Town Council took action to approve the cuts during a recent meeting.

According to figures released by the town, the biggest cuts came from the categories of personal services, materials/supplies, capital outlay and miscellaneous services.

About $1,700 was cut from the Town Council’s appropriation and $30,000 from the town attorney’s budget. About $2,000 was cut from the town equipment fund and $1,000 from the money the clerk -treasurer appropriated for instruction and training.

All department heads took part in the effort to trim expenses, town officials said. The Cedar Lake Police Department cut $63,000 from its budget, including $1,000 for longevity pay. Public Works cut $8,000 and the clerk-treasurer $6,109, officials said.

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