Southaven cuts $250,000 to fill budget gap

Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Southaven’s sales tax revenue this fiscal year has fallen short of projections, prompting the city to slash $250,000 from its budget to cover the shortfall.

Mayor Greg Davis said Tuesday the city has lowered its sales tax revenue projections from $11 million to $10 million for the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

With the sales tax revenue decline, each of the city’s departments was directed by the administration to go through the budget and make cuts.

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Some of the largest cuts were made by the fire department and the police department, which each slashed $27,500 in equipment and machinery from their budget.

The city’s workers compensation insurance rate was lowered, shaving $100,000.