Work has been going on behind the scenes in planning the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, for some time, and Thursday night Lebanon City Council received a draft of the budget. Finance Director Kat Gill presented an overview that showed a significant focus on streets and public safety.
The budget presented includes about $2-million for Streets, $250-thousand for improvements at the Fire Department. A big-ticket item that Lebanon City Council will be considering is the lease-purchase of a new ladder truck for the City Fire Department which will cost around $990-thousand-dollars. Capital purchases requested by the Police Department included an Animal Control Truck which has an estimated cost of $45-thousand and a Radar Speed Trailer which will cost around $10-thousand-dollars. For the Street Department, the budget includes 22.3 lane miles of asphalt improvements including Elm Street. The proposal is $2-million investment in street improvements in FY22. The City staff is requesting that they invest in radios for public works at a cost of $200-thousand-dollars. A full copy of the proposed budget is on the city of Lebanon website.