Eunice budget

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City financial advisor Steve Moosa, CPA, right, talks about the Eunice budget Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Budget bomb fizzles

What promised to be an explosive meeting on the Eunice budget passed quietly, but the controversy promises to continue.
The city’s budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, passed the Board of Alderman with comment coming only from Mayor Scott Fontenot.
Police Chief Randy Fontenot had questioned the budget after it was tabled in June with aldermen citing concerns over police department overtime.

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Graphic courtesy of Darnall, Sikes & Fredericks

City budget approved

A budget little changed from the current one was approved by aldermen at Tuesday’s city meeting.
In a budget message, Mayor Scott Fontenot stated that revenues would remain about $11.1 million — the same as the current year.
The city’s budget year is from July through June.
Fontenot stated expenditures are forecast to increase 7 percent with most of the increase planned for the city’s street overlay program.
Steve Moosa, a CPA with Darnall, Sikes & Frederick, presented the budget to the Board and finished by stating it would be tight and need monitoring.

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Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot, at the head of the table, presides over a meeting Thursday to begin setting the agenda for Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Budget is on city agenda

The city’s next budget and amending its present budget are on the agenda for the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s meeting Tuesday.
Hearings on the budgets are scheduled at 6:15 p.m. in the second floor meeting room to be followed by the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Scott Fontenot and aldermen met Thursday to start planning the agenda for the meeting.
The 2018-2019 budget includes general fund revenues of $2.9 million and special revenues of $5.8 million.

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