2012-2013 Rock Hill Budget Includes Numerous Street Improvements
The new budget, which begins April 1, also includes a new police car, a new pickup truck with a snow plow and salt spreader and a 3-percent raise for all city employees.
Street reconstruction will be a major part of the Rock Hill 2012-2013 fiscal-year budget, which begins April 1. The Rock Hill Board of Aldermen approved the budget at its last meeting.
The money for the street improvements will come from the city's capital budget and $3.5 million in street bond funds that were approved by voters last April. The street work includes: Brownbert Court, Fredrick Court; Honeycut Lane; Mueck Terrace; Remington Place (if time permits) and Rockford Avenue.
The street work will also include the Steger Sixth Grade Center signalization and entrance reconfiguration and the North Rock Hill Road and Manchester Road intersection project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of June.
Revenues for the city are expected to be up by .5 percent, but expenses are expected to rise by 1 percent. The shortfall will come from the city's capital fund and existing fund balance.
The budget includes a new police car, a new pickup truck with a snow plow and salt spreader and improvements to Greenwood Park thanks to a $133,000 grant from the St. Louis County Municipal Park Commission.
Additionally, all employees will receive a 3-percent raise. Several staffing changes are planned for the new fiscal year. Patch will provide an update on those later this week.