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Stormwater board to review proposed 2018 budget

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The Chesterton Stormwater Management Board had a first look at the Stormwater Utility’s preliminary 2018 budget at its meeting Monday night.

That budget would provide the following:

* Revenues of $512,000 from commercial sales, that is, from the revenues generated by the monthly stormwater fee charged to households and businesses, plus miscellaneous revenues of $50,350 from interest and dividend income, late fees and penalties, and a capital outlay transfer, for total projected revenues in 2018 of $562,350.

* Total revenues for operations of $544,350.

* Total expenses of $544,262. Of that amount, $349,200 is projected for wages, salaries, pensions, and benefits; $11,500 for materials and supplies; $15,500 for contractual services; $9,000 for transportation expenses; $3,000 for stormwater-quality outreach and education; $53,950 for miscellaneous expenses; and $102,062 debt service on the $800,000 stormwater bond issued in 2011.

* And a total surplus, at the end of 2018, of $88.

The monthly rate paid by residential users of the stormwater system is $6.83.

The board will consider final approval of the 2018 budget at its next meeting, Dec. 18.

South Shore Poster

to be Unveiled

In other business, MS4 Operator Jennifer Gadzala announced that the newest official South Shore commuter line poster--entitled “Clean and Clear” and celebrating pollution-free waterways--will be unveiled at a ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Merrillville Stormwater Resource Center, 7404 Broadway in Merrillville.

The poster is a project of the Northwest Indiana Stormwater Advisory Group, and Gadzala told the board that she would have a copy of the poster at its next meeting..

October in Review

In October the Stormwater Utility ran a surplus of $24,151 and in the year-to-date is running a surplus of $158,524.



Posted 11/22/2017




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