Pelham Adopts 2024 Financial Plan – Shelby County Reporter
Pelham adopts 2024 financial plan
Posted at 1:05pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Written by Barton Perkins | Staff writer
pelham – Pelham officially adopted its FY 2024 plan for the city’s operating and capital budgets at its regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday, September 18.
Below are portions of Pelham’s fiscal year 2024 operating budget and capital budget:
– Purchased 10 additional vehicles for the Pelham Police Department
The City Council training budget will remain at $3,000 per council member.
-Increase the annual paving budget from $750,000 to $1,250,000.
– Parking for the Dog Park and Splash Pad, which will receive an additional $250,000.
An additional amount of $375,000 will be added to the Dutch Lakes Drainage Project.
Thermal detection of traffic cameras will be increased from five to 10 intersections at an estimated cost of $280,000.
– Highway 52 Flyover will increase matching funds from $250,000 to $500,000
“I want to take a moment to thank the Finance Committee, the Budget Committee and the Finance Team,” City Council President Maurice Mercer said. “One of the things that was important to me when this board met was making sure that every board member has an opportunity to see the full budget process and participate. They receive updates throughout the year before the recommendations come back to the board. When we have disagreements and we work through them, I think we We do this with respect and in the spirit of the Constitution.
The City of Pelham also approved the rezoning of properties on the east side of Huntley Parkway from mixed-use homes to residential. Tower Homes, a residential builder, has previously expressed interest in building residences on the property, and this now allows it to do so.
“I just want to thank you for your desire to develop this piece of property,” Councilman Chad Leverett said. “I’ve been talking for at least a year about affordable housing in Pelham for families starting out, and the work you guys have done on the Parkway. I, and I have no doubt this development, will be first class as well.”
This was followed by Mayor Gary W. Waters making public remarks. During his remarks, Waters took a moment to acknowledge Constitution Day, which occurred one day before on Sunday, September 17.
“Yesterday was Constitution Day in the United States of America,” Waters said. “I was flipping through the channels last night, I was disappointed because I thought there might be something on the 700 channels I own, but there was nothing talking about this wonderful man, can we always recognize the constitution we and these chambers and say our colleague and we do Because our social conscience prompted us to do so.
Waters then moved on to discuss the history of the Constitution and its continuing importance to the administration of the United States. He then followed this up by declaring the week of September 17-23 “Constitution Week” in the city of Pelham.
Other topics discussed included:
– Several City Council members discussed their experiences with TacoMac and what they believe is a blessing for the city.
– Ainsley Allison has been recognized for her hard work at Pelham Pathways Magazine, which has just won two National Savvy Awards.
The resolutions passed included:
-Approved several proposals for the Pelham Wastewater Treatment Plant, including bids to replace several pieces of equipment.
– Purchased new furniture for the Ballantrae Golf Course Clubhouse and new lockers for Fire Station No. 1