News and Tribune

Floyd County

February 22, 2013

Mayor says New Albany in a ‘strong financial position’

Gahan: 2012 spending 3 percent less than budget

NEW ALBANY — According to Mayor Jeff Gahan’s administration, spending for 2012 came in below the budgeted $18.7 million. 

Year-end financial reports indicated general fund expenditures were about 3 percent less than the 2012 budget. The administration said 2012 was the first time in eight years that spending was less than the budgeted amount for the general fund. 

However, the city’s $18.7 million budget for 2012 was a greater amount than in recent years, including being about $3 million more than the 2011 version. Also, the 2013 budget was approved for $20 million, up more than $1.2 million from last year. 

Due to rollover expenses and budget shortfalls, the council had to appropriate about $4 million in additional funds in 2011 to balance spending. 

Gahan said the 2012 numbers indicate the city is in a favorable financial position, and added the recreational projects on the table, including an aquatic center and a multiuse sports complex, will help New Albany continue to strengthen its monetary standing.

“It is time to reinvest in our community and its future,” Gahan stated in a press release. “Our quality-of-life projects play a crucial role in keeping our city competitive with our neighbors.” 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Floyd County
Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.