The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors went through its first round of budget discussions for Fiscal Year 2017-18 on Wednesday, with a focus on future long-term costs, mainly for infrastructure improvements.
Discussion also centered on whether to concentrate more on in-house operations or to contract out for some maintenance services.
Finance Manager Don Rinzel began by reviewing the status of the current budget.
“This is our budget for the current year,” Rinzel said. “Through the first six months of our current year, I broke these down by department.”
The budget for administration is about $1.9 million, and about half has been spent, with about $871,000 remaining.
The parks department has an overall budget of $1,335,000 and has spent close to $600,000, with about $700,000 remaining.
Rinzel pointed out that some of the budgets have carryover into the coming budget year.
“I know that in past years, we had canal maintenance and big capital projects that we hadn’t spent in order to lower assessments on our residents,” he said. “We will carry those over to next year for planned projects.”
The maintenance department budget is $5.8 million, and it has spent a little over $2 million, with…
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