By TIMILEE WILBER
LYMAN – At their regular meeting on May 2, the Lyman Town Council began the discussion on the budget for this year during their work session.
The proposed budget Ordinance 2013-1 was approved on first reading during the regular meeting.
During the workshop, Lyman mayor Andy Hewitt said the town projects revenues will be higher than last year by $192,212. The increases will include a $14,000 increase from property taxes and a $21,000 increase from the gas tax. Hewitt stated the increase by 10 cent gas tax approved by the Wyoming State Legislature has to be used strictly for streets.
Hewitt said budgets for wages, benefits and retirement for the general fund, police and the public works department will be close to the same as last year, except a 8.7 percent increase in the cost for insurance. However, with an increase to the budget for several projects, the town is looking at a deficit of $141,519, which may have to come out of reserves.
The Arbor Day Proclamation was approved during the regular meeting. Arbor Day will be celebrated in Lyman May 15, at 11:15 am. at the Heritage Barn, when the Lyman Intermediate School fifth grade class will assist Lyman officials in planting trees.
The Council unanimously approved a beverage catering permit for John’s Diamond Club to cater the Vargas/Garcia wedding at the Heritage Barn on June 1.
The Council then adjourned to executive session to discuss wages, benefits and possible litigation.
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