City budget hearing set

Council expected to adopt $185M spending plan Monday

KINGMAN - The Kingman City Council will hold a public hearing Monday evening prior to adopting the final budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

In its current state, the budget calls for $184.6 million in expenditures, including $46 million for operating budgets, $68 million for capital projects funds, $66.6 million in enterprise funds and $9 million in internal service funds. Of all that, however, only $30.8 million is actually subject to the state expenditure limitation, which brings the city well below the actual limit of $39.1 million.

Council can choose to make final alterations to the budget at Monday's meeting, but it may not increase spending above the $184.6 million figure set by the tentative budget.

Prior to the budget discussion, however, Council will first discuss a resolution to grant city employees a one-time allotment of four extra hours of holiday leave for Christmas Eve. City employees already have the option of taking four hours on either Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve, but the resolution, if approved, would give all non-emergency personnel the whole day off on Dec. 24, while making Dec. 31 a full workday. The resolution is expected to have a fiscal impact of about $10,000.

Elsewhere on Monday's agenda, Council will consider renewal, for $100,000, of its indigent defense contract with the Law Offices of Whitney and Whitney.

Council will also discuss possibly renaming the as-yet-unbuilt Mohave Drive, a proposed roadway connecting the future Interstate 40 Rattlesnake Wash interchange with Industrial Boulevard to the north and Hualapai Mountain road to the south. Staff has recommended renaming the future roadway "Rancho Santa Fe Parkway."

Monday's meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 310 N. Fourth St. For full agenda details, go to www.cityofkingman.gov and look under "Agendas and Minutes."