A final 2010 appropriations budget is expected to go before Genoa Village Council next week.
The village finance committee met Monday to hammer out details for the upcoming year’s budget. Suggestions and recommendations are now in the hands of Village Administrator Garth Reynolds for fine-tuning prior to the presentation to council.
“I am anticipating taking the final appropriations package to council March 1,” Reynolds said Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier this year, council approved a $7,745,000 temporary budget to maintain village operations until the final budget is passed. By law, that budget must be in place by March 30.
The past several months have been spent examining cost-cutting measures and trimming non-essentials. In 2009, the village spent $8,691,000 to run the western Ottawa County government.
Reynolds and Fiscal Officer Charles Brinkman expect the budget to fall closer to $7.5 million to $8 million for annual operations.