The Grenada City Council approved a travel budget, authorized the purchase of new federally-complaint radios for the police department and gave its permission for a citizen to apply a for grant for historical preservation.
A quorum of council members showed up to make the first amendments to the 2014 budget on Sept. 18.
At request of Ward Three Councilman Lewis Johnson, City Manager Charles “Jo Jo” Weathers cut the proposed spending numbers by five percent across the board. That cut did not include personnel.
Next year the council and city hall employees will have a travel budget of $16,150. That’s down nearly $1,000 from last year’s budget.
Weathers said that the five percent cut, including the cut in travel, reflected not only the council’s wishes but is part of an emphasis on curtailing spending this fiscal year in light of last year’s overspending.
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