Reduced sales tax revenue in Crossett has city leaders looking at $100,000 in proposed budget cuts. Mayor Scott McCormick’s proposed budget is $3.9 million, down from last year’s budget of slightly more than $4 million.
McCormick’s budget proposal calls for cuts in all departments and no salary increases. “Each department took at hit,” he said. “There’s no salary increases but not looking at any layoffs either.”
McCormick said 2011 sales tax revenue is down $150,000 from what was projected. He attributed the reduced revenue to a slow economy.
While there were department requests for capital expenditures, McCormick said there are none in his proposed budget. However, the city will keep an eye on the revenue in the coming months and adjust the budget accordingly.
The 2012 budget has not yet been adopted by the city council, he said.