Pelham approves 2019-20 general fund budget

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

PELHAM – After several work sessions, the city of Pelham has now officially approved its budget for the 2020 fiscal year, as the Pelham City Council approved the resolution to adopt the budget on Monday, Sept. 23.

The general fund budget of about $64.1 million was approved for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 and ending Sept. 30, 2020.

A few of the highlights from the budget include the following:

–Pelham Civic Complex: The council allotted $5.3 million to the Pelham Civic Complex.

–Pelham Racquet Club: The council allotted $1.4 million to the Pelham Racquet Club.

–Ballantrae Golf Club: The council allotted $2.9 million to the Ballantrae Golf Club.

–Gas taxes: The council allotted $199,000 to gas taxes.

–Special revenues: The council allotted $2.2 million to special revenues.

–Water: The council allotted $6.9 million for water services.

–Sewer: The council allotted $4.8 million for sewer services.

Pelham City Councilman Ron Scott asked if there would be a final follow-up meeting concerning the 2020 fiscal year budget, as Pelham City Council President Rick Hayes assured that all of the numbers were in place on Sept. 23.

“All of the numbers are in the budget that we were presented and the few changes were the changes we agreed to this evening and we will simply have a copy to that,” Hayes said. “Beyond that, we did talk a lot today about the budget being a living document and so we would come back together and review if there was anything that was a major surprise.”

A detailed breakdown of the Pelham general fund budget can be found at Mycitysafe.com/vendors/3148/document_requirements.