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Public hearing June 7

On record setting $30 million Purcell budget


A public hearing on the fiscal year 2022-23 Purcell city budget will be held at 5:45 p.m. June 7 in the Community Room of the Police Services building.

At the meeting the upcoming FY budget will be discussed and developed. The new fiscal year begins July 1.

The hearing is open to the public and citizen comments on the proposed budget will be welcome, city officials report.

A copy of the budget, which is subject to change, is available for review in the office of the city treasurer and is published in this week’s Purcell Register on page 3B.

The bottom line on the new budget is a record $30,535,220 with the lion’s share of the total taken by the police and fire departments.

The budget for the police department is $2,406,076 while the fire department’s budget is $1,505,262.

The street department comes in just under a million dollars at $986,729.

In the Purcell Public Works Authority, the electric department tops the list at $4,938,927 while the water department comes in at $1,393,880. The PWA miscellaneous is a $1,998,896 expenditure.

The lodging tax is budgeted to bring in $110,050 in the coming fiscal year.

This story has been updated to reflect the correct date of the hearing.


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