Several agenda items were adopted at the Mountain Brook City Council meeting earlier this week, held on September 27.
The council voted unanimously to approve the new 2022 fiscal year budget for the city.
Total income is expected to rise to $ 44,029,246 with a surplus of $ 209,165, said Steve Boone, the city’s chief financial officer and deputy general manager.
The budget includes approximately $ 6 million in capital projects, including approximately $ 4.1 million in funding from a bond issue that the board recently approved.
City Council members approved District E911’s resolution adopting the budget for the next fiscal year, starting October 1 and ending September 20, 2022.
Members also approved several other items, including a contract between the city and Southern Software for a new records system for the Mountain Brook Police Department, the increase in the salary scale for all city employees and the increased compensation for contractual security services used to protect public works facilities, city prosecutors and municipal judges.
Mayor Stewart Welch made two proclamations at the meeting. Down Syndrome Alabama and One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center received proclamations in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Representatives from both groups expressed appreciation for the proclamations and gave board members and participants facts about domestic violence and people living with Down syndrome.
âDown’s syndrome is one of the most common types of chromosomal deficiencies, so it’s no surprise that every October we recognize Down Syndrome Awareness Month to raise awareness and advocate for the disease. supporting the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, âsaid a representative for Down Syndrome Alabama.
A representative from the One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center, speaking of domestic violence, said domestic violence transcends socioeconomic status, age and race. One in five women is a victim of domestic violence and one in seven men also suffers from domestic violence.