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New Iberia City Council approves budget for 2020-2021 fiscal year

Posted at 12:45 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 21:07:13-04

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.

To see the whole agenda, or to view the agendas and minutes of past meetings, click here.