NEW IBERIA, La. — The New Iberia City Council adopted its budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year without objection during its regular meeting Tuesday night in City Hall.
The city's budget is for the fiscal year that begins Nov.1.
According to Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Doerle, the city had a surplus as sales taxes were up for most of this year despite the coronavirus.
Doerle said that the city is projecting a one and a half percent increase in sales taxes than what was previously thought.
"We had a really good year," said Doerle. "It was a great budget and one of the best budgets that I've seen in 19 years."
Other items on the agenda include:
A resolution authorizing a contract for collection and disposal of yard waste and collection and disposal of bulky waste between the City of New Iberia and Pelican waste and Debris, LLC and a termination of the existing agreement with Gordon's Disposal, LLC.
A resolution approving City of New Iberia Municipal Civil Service Salary Structure where it reflects only the increase in the range widths without affecting the minimum rates.
A resolution approving a two percent general increase for municipal classified employees to become effective November 1, 2020.
Introduction of a special ordinance that would amend the budget to adjust within 5%, which would be discussed at a public hearing on October 20.
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