Said Lewis, “We’re looking at some raises for the folks this year, and that’s going to I think be a boost to our morale.” Lewis added that capital projects will be be about the same as last year.
The remarks came at last night’s meeting of the committee, which reviewed the fiscal year 2012 – 2013 budget for Ruston, and then recommended adoption by the council at the September meeting.
Compared to last year, revenues grew about $1.2 million, from $67.3 million to $68.5 million (about 1.8%). Expenditures decreased slightly from $69.7 million to $69 million.
See here the budget summaries for the past several years: