Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a final amendment to the city’s FY2012 Budget, with the city ending the fiscal year with approximately $145,000 in surplus funds.
Mayor Bobby Rosenquist applauded the city’s saving of $45,000, with the additional $100,000 received through a reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He noted that the city came in with revenues above expenditures while making upgrades to the city.
“It’s just nice to see, that when everybody around us seems to have deficits, and we’re finally actually able to have an excess, of what is really quite a good amount of money, because our operating revenue is only $700,000 to $800,000,” Rosenquist said. “So, for us to have those kinds of savings, that’s pretty substantial.”
The city council voted to designate Carolyn Rose as representative and Vaun Henry as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly.
The city council voted to approve an increase in service rates for solid waste management services as submitted by Republic Services.
The city council voted to approve nominations to the Galveston County United Board of Health as nominated by the Galveston County Commissioners Court.
The nominees are Dr. John Konikowski, Steven Leach, Dr. Mernard Milstien, who will be reappointed to the board, and Michael Ehrat, Keith Casey and Scott Johnson, who will be new appointments.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Council Member Rick Nally absent. Agenda