Trion Approves Budget; Quick Starts Road Paving PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 August 2017 08:50
Staff Writer
The Trion Town Council approved on Thursday a $16.684 million spending plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year. That’s up $833,000 from last year. The increase is primarily due to a projected $1.139 million increase in natural gas sales.
The budget approved by council includes spending and revenue projections for the general fund, the gas department, the water department and the sewer department. It also includes $1,084,583 for the Trion School System. That’s the same amount as the previous year.
The budget does not include several million dollars in capital improvements, including construction of the splash pad and other work at the Trion Recreation Department as well as the ongoing water system overhaul.
Trion Mayor Larry Stansell told The News earlier this month that he was “proud of the budget.” Council evidently agreed, members voted unanimously with little public discussion to approve the plan. 
Linda Ingle made her first motion in her two years on the town council, asking for approval of a plan to repave a portion of Allgood Street. In her motion, Ingle states that the project should be completed before school starts on Friday. Council voted unanimously to do the project. 
Mayor Stansell said the project could be paid for with funds from the town’s SPLOST account. The estimated cost for the .64 miles of work was $113,850.
The work was not put up for bids.
As of Wednesday work was underway.
Council unanimously approved a bid of $199,000 for upgrades to the entrance of the town’s industrial park on U.S. 27. Two bids were received. Mayor Larry Stansell said a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission would cover 70 percent of the costs. 

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