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Gig Harbor City Council Approves 2013 Budget

The Gig Harbor City Council voted unanimously to adopt the 2013 budget at its regular meeting on Nov. 26.

The Gig Harbor City Council approved the proposed 2013 budget in unanimous decision at its recent meeting on Nov. 26.

The City of Gig Harbor's proposed budget totals $57,448,762 for the uses and resources for 2013.

The amount, which is a $1,819,213 increase from the 2012 budget, includes increases in capital outlays ($4.9 million) and personnel costs ($1.1 million). Meanwhile, the City will cut the budget for professional services and interfund transfers by $1.6 million and $1.2 million, respectively.

For 2013: Amount Total budgeted revenues $30.7 million Budgeted beginning fund balances total $16.3 million Interfund transfers $9.2 million Total budgeted expenditures $36.6 million Budgeted ending fund balances total $8.2 million

The general fund accounts for 21 percent of the total expenditures, while special revenue and enterprise funds are 35 and 40 percent, respectively.

The general government debt service funds are 3 percent of the 2013 budgeted expenditures.

The 2013 budget also includes changes to the city staffing:

  • Hire a Public Works Director
  • Hire a Human Resources Analyst
  • Hire an Administrative Receptionist
  • Convert the temporary Community Development Assistance (created in 2012 to support temporary Senior Engineer) to a permanent position
  • Continue the Information Systems Assistant at 1.0 full-time employee (originally budgeted at 0.75 but increased early in 2012 due to workloads demands)
  • Hire 8 temporary summer works (6 for public works; 2 for sewer)

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