GOVERNMENT

Cambridge trustees praise administrator for balanced budget

Claudia Loucks
Cambridge's old village hall

    Village administrator Dwaine VanMeenen was praised at the Monday, April 25, meeting for his work in preparing a balanced budget and in finding cost saving measures for necessary sewer line work.

    Even with the State of Illinois behind about $58,000 in payments, the village has a balanced budget.  

    Village president Jim Crouch said, “The village administrator does a great job with finances and I also think our staff and trustees work well as a team…that all helps us save money in our effort to finding a balanced budget.”

    Trustees approved an appropriations ordinance that lists estimated expenditures at $1,807, 498 in general fund, $1,264,616 for water and sewer, $254,598 in motor fuel tax fund and $277,211 in the tax-increment fund. 

    The new figures compare with last year’s expenditures at $986,819 in general fund, $464,563 for water and sewer, $268,349 in motor fuel tax fund and $179,808 in the tax increment fund.

    Total estimated revenue is listed as $3,444,252, up from last year’s revenue of $1,860,883.