Pilot board closes out fiscal year

By Bill Colvard - bcolvard@MtAiryNews.com
From left, Commissioner Kim Quinn, Mayor Dwight Atkins, Commissioner Gary Bell and Town Clerk Holly Utt finish out business for fiscal year 2017/2018. - Bill Colvard | The News

Pilot Mountain’s board of commissioner’s held a special meeting on Friday, June 29, for the purpose of amending the town’s fiscal year 2017-2018 budget to bring it in line with end of the year revenues and expenses. The budget year ended the next day.

In what some of the board called “the quickest meeting we’ve ever had,” Mayor Dwight Atkins brought the meeting to order, the board asked Town Manager Michael Boaz some questions, they passed the amendment, adjourned the meeting and were on their way in less than five minutes.

Mayor Dwight Atkins, Commissioner Kim Quinn and Commissioner Gary Bell were present for the meeting. Commissioners Evan Cockerham and Linda Needham were not.

The requested changes reflected expenses at the end of the year, according to Boaz, who said, “This balances us out for the end of the year.”

Budget expenses and revenues were each increased $34,455.

Revenue increases included $10,000 in ad valorum taxes, $7,000 in DMV tax revenue, $6,500 in miscellaneous revenue, $2,100 for Dinner on Main Street, $1,340 for Food Truck Festival, $2,000 for rental and lease income, $2,800 for cemetery plot sales and $2,715 in appropriated fund balance.

Expense increases included $10,000 for part-time salaries, $10,000 for salaries, $4,635 for health insurance, $3,000 for motor fuels, $$5,764 for temporary labor and $1,056 for contracted services.

Commissioner Quinn asked if the fund balance line item meant money would be taken out of fund balance.

Boaz said “yes, but we may not need it. Additional money may still come in.”

Boaz explained the salary item as coming from the police department. “One left, and we had to pay out vacation.”

Temporary labor is the two guys who work in public works, explained Boaz.

The board members passed the budget ordinance and were on their way.

From left, Commissioner Kim Quinn, Mayor Dwight Atkins, Commissioner Gary Bell and Town Clerk Holly Utt finish out business for fiscal year 2017/2018.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_IMG_0038.jpgFrom left, Commissioner Kim Quinn, Mayor Dwight Atkins, Commissioner Gary Bell and Town Clerk Holly Utt finish out business for fiscal year 2017/2018. Bill Colvard | The News

By Bill Colvard

bcolvard@MtAiryNews.com

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