Dayton Council Starts Budget Work

Dayton Town Clerk Linda Lofgren, right, presents an overview of the town's proposed 2014/15 budget. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Dayton Town Clerk Linda Lofgren, right, presents an overview of the town's proposed 2014/15 budget. (Photo by Pat Blair)

There's good news for Dayton if Wyoming Association of Municipalities projection are right.

Town Clerk Linda Lofgren told councilors at a budget session this week that the state is forecasting increases in gasoline, special fuels and other statewide taxes, and in mineral royalties in the coming year. That means an increase in Dayton's revenues for 2014/2015. The clerk and Mayor Bob Wood are estimating the town's income at just under $690,000.

The clerk and mayor also are projecting Dayton will spend that amount from the general fund in the year ahead. Proposed expenditures include $32,000 to replace the town's oldest pickup truck, a 1999 model that is ready for retirement. The new fiscal year starts on July 1, and the mayor talked about the budget process.process.

Also in the upcoming budget requests are an additional $26,000 in social services, up $4,000 from the current budget. The Sheridan Senior Center, which asked for $3,000 in the current year, has asked for $4,500 for the coming year. And the Tongue River Valley Community Center is asking for $15,000 – a $2,500 increase – to pay for propane.

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