Our current Budget, Ordinance 5-2008,
which amends Ordinance 31-2007 (2008 Budget),
was passed on 5/20/2008.
Our Current Budget, as amended by the council,
was extended by a unanimous vote of the city council on December 22, 2008.
This budget, now, on a temporary basis; allows the city to operate on the 2008 Budget until
February 1, 2009 by which time the 2009 Budget must be adopted and in place.
The 2009 Budget has been prepared by the Mayor
with the assistance of the Department Heads and is available online at
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This link connects you to a *.pdf file which can be read with Adobe Acrobat or any other *.pdf software. The first file is the Current Operating Budget for the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, prior to amendment. The Budget was passed on December 18, 2007 and was given Ordinance Number 31-2007 by our City Clerk, Sandi Ramsey. The city council amended the budget on May 20, 2008.
Here's a copy of the budget passed on January 31, 2007 for the calendar year 2007:
the administrative salaries are not listed individually in this budget. Line item numbers were not included in this budget either. However, there was no change in the salaries of the Mayor, City Clerk, CIty Treasurer, City Attorney or City Council Members.
Here's a copy of the budget passed on December 31, 2005 for the calendar year 2006:
You should review line item numbers
1201 Mayor $41,500.00
1202 Car Allowance $12,000.00
2101 Street Superintendent $30,000
Those three line items combined established the Mayor's salary at $83,500.00. HOWEVER, by the end of the meeting on December 31, 2005, the mayor's salary was set at a total of $68,000.00 with no car allowance to be paid to the mayor.