BEVERLY - The village of Beverly is in the midst of determining its 2013 budget, and officials anticipate an increase of $15,000 to $20,000 over its 2012 budget.
"We started out (2012) with a limited police force," said Beverly mayor Rex Kenyon. "We added two part-time police officers in 2012, and added a full-time police officer who was converted from part-time to full-time."
That likely means an extra $15,000 to $20,000 in related salaries "for the police force that we didn't have budgeted this year," he added.
For 2012, the budget for Beverly's police department was $100,000, said Pamela Jackson, village fiscal officer.
According to preliminary budget work done in June and July, the total revenues for Beverly's general account will be $550,000 for 2013, Jackson said.
The general account includes the police department, cemetery and park and recreation services.
"Typically (Beverly) revenues come from state level taxes, real estate properties and permissive taxes for streets," said Jackson.
Expenditures for 2013, based on estimates for budget purposes, will be $600,000, she added.
"Our expenses are exceeding our revenues at this point," Jackson said.
"This does not include any carryover balances that we have from year to year," she added.
Jackson estimated that the village of Beverly will have about $125,000 carryover from 2012 to 2013.
No figures are available for water and sewer expenditures for 2013, according to Jackson.
However, Beverly will undergo a large $1.8 million waterline project in 2013, she said.
"We'll try to work that into the budget with some debt retirement figures. It looks like it will cost us $75,000 per year in debt retirement to help pay for the project," Jackson said.
The village has budgeted about $50,000 for a combined street paving/storm sewer work project in 2013.
"Currently, we're trying for a grant through the Ohio Public Works Commission for assistance (with the project)," said Jackson.
"If we don't received the funding, we will do some paving on a smaller scale," she added.
As in years past, grants will be sought for funding of needed projects in the village of Beverly.
"We will continue to try to get as many grants as we can for improvements in streets, sidewalks and the village in general," said Kenyon.
Beverly's 2013 budget must be in place by Dec. 31, Kenyon said.
As the village's budget is wrapped up in the coming weeks, the council's finance committee will meet to discuss budget issues.
In addition, supervisors for village departments will be consulted.
Beverly council members may approve the 2013 budget at its year-end meeting at the end of December.
"Or they may need to call for a special meeting in the first part of January," Jackson said.
As budget work continues in December, "We're just reviewing our finances and trying to make ends meet," said Jackson.