McCOOK, Nebraska -- Capital improvements including a $200,000 elevator drove the majority of the Library Department's proposed $271,793 budget increase in its 2010-11 budget.
The plan was reviewed by McCook City Council members Monday evening during their second of three budget workshops at council chambers.
The Library Department also proposed $13,000 for carpet replacement on the main floor and $64,400 to replace the heating/cooling unit. The budget proposed a $3,894 increase in salaries and $1,005 merit increase. The supplies section is proposed to increase by $2,000 and the other services and charges section to decrease by $200.
The Building and Zoning Department is up as well, proposing a $25,706 increase for its proposed 2010-11 budget. The largest increase in the $50,961 proposed department budget is coming from $15,000 for a used vehicle and an $11,776 increase in salaries. Supplies are also proposed to increase by $500 and other services and charges will decrease by $1,570.
The Senior Center is proposing a $5,536 decrease in its budget versus prior year.
The bulk of the of the savings coming from $0 budgeted in the machinery and equipment line item, which had $4,500 budgeted last year. Salaries are also projected to decrease by $2,524 with a merit increase of $723. The other service and charges section is proposed to reduce by $1,550, while Supplies are proposed to increase by $2,500 for the center.
A previous estimate of $41,000 to replace half of the roof at the Senior Center came back at $51,980, to replace the entire roof. The project was looked into further after Councilman Aaron Kircher raised questions about the half-roof estimate in a previous City Council meeting. Kircher had suggested an inquiry be performed into the cost of the entire roof, versus only half, stating an increase in quality would be realized if the entire roof was uniform. City staff was subsequently directed by council to begin steps to bid out and replace the entire roof.
The Pool Department is proposing a budget of $87,290, a $1,830 decrease from the $89,120 budgeted in 2009-10. The savings comes from decreases in the insurance and sales tax line items, with the supplies and personal service sections proposed to be even with prior year.
City Council will meet Monday, 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Auditorium, for both its semi-monthly regular meeting and the third and final 2010-11 budget workshop.