10/15/10 The Plymouth Common Council approved the 2011 Budget on second and third readings earlier this week.  The budget for next year is $10,185,361.00 a reduction of 2.62% from the 2010 budget.

Taking a brief look at the budget citizens will find the general fund total at $6,448,691…an increase of only .06% from this year’s budget.  The general fund includes the Storm Sewer, Engineering Department, Building Commissioner, Law Department, Mayor and Council, Financial Board and CT, Sanitation Department, Police and Fire Departments, City Lights and Power, Animal Welfare, City Garage and Warehouse, and Board of Public Works and Safety.

The City’s Pension funds show an increase of .51% from 2010.  Pensions include the Police and Fire Pensions and the funds have a total budget for 2011 at $374,194.

The City’s Special Revenue Funds include Local Road and Streets, Motor Vehicle Highway, EMS, Park and Recreation, Aviation, Cemetery, Law Enforcement Continuing Ed, Aviation Rotary, and Riverboat Wagering Tax.  The total of the Special Revenue Funds is $3,099,326…a reduction of 7.75% from the current year.

The final portion of the City Budget for 2011 is the Capital Projects Fund.  The budget includes Cum Capital Improvement and Cum Capital Development for a total of $263,150…a reduction of 6.85% from 2010.

City Clerk Treasurer Toni Hutching said that the Tax Rate for the 2011 Budget is set at 1.2680%