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Danville council to review 2019-20 town operating budget

Staff proposes increasing budget by $281,290, or 0.9%, over previous year

Budgetary projections are set to be the main item of conversation at the Danville Town Council’s special meeting on Tuesday morning, when town officials review their drafted operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Town staff have recommended that only a few changes be made and that Danville’s operating budget only be increased by $281,290, or 0.9%, from the previous year's budget, according to a staff report by Town Manager Joe Calabrigo.

“The negligible increase is attributable to a few factors, including: a sense that at some point, the economy is due to recalibrate itself, a careful review of actual department and program expenditures from the past four fiscal years, and the need to ensure long term fiscal sustainability as viewed through the lens of the ten-year forecast,” Calabrigo said in his report.

If approved by the Town Council, this increase would result in just over $33.2 million worth of operating expenditures for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Proposed operating expenditures broken down by department are as follows:

* General Government, $1,819,094

* Police, $10,261,608

* Administrative Services, $4,071,336

* Development Services, $4,912,431

* Maintenance Services, $7,827,415

* Recreation, Arts and Commission Services, $4,335,187.

The Danville Town Council will hold its special study session, Tuesday 8:30 a.m., at the Danville Town Offices, 510 La Gonda Way.

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