Louisville City Council
KEY ACTION Learned that the general fund shows a deficit for the month of March.
DISCUSSION Finance Director Jina Turowski explained that the contributing factors of the $286,000 deficit include the city land purchase from the Eagles, replacement of a Parks Department vehicle and remodeling of the new Police Department offices. Both the water and sewer funds also showed deficits of $39,000 and $13,000, respectively. Anticipated April income tax receipts should be more than enough to erase the deficit in the general fund while water and sewer deficits should reverse later in the year, said Turowski, who also told council that income tax revenues are up by more than 1 percent for the year.
• Amended the 2013 appropriations ordinance to certify additional revenue totaling $143,800. A grant reimbursement of $130,100, estate tax of $12,000, donations to the emergency medical service fund of $1,400 and fire prevention permits of $300 account for the total.
• Thanked Louisville Eagles President Bill Ecrement for contributions of $1,000 each to the police and fire departments.
• Resolved to encourage Stark County Juvenile Teen Court to incorporate cleaning of Louisville’s park system into its sentencing procedure.
UP NEXT Meets at 7 p.m. May 6 at Constitution Center, 1022 W. Main St.