By David Knox
The Metro Lynchburg Moore County Council had its third and final reading of the budget for fiscal year 2020-21 at a special meeting on Monday night at the Lynchburg Legion Building.
The $20 million budget has only small increases from last year, including across the board pay raises for employees and mandatory raises – as set by the state – for elected officials, as well as in the area of public safety. But some $250,000 is being taken from the fund balance to balance the budget. Moses said after the meeting that not balancing the budget was the reason for his “no” vote.
In other action, the council passed budget amendments; a resolution regarding appropriations for nonprofits (Centerstone and the Senior Citizens Center); fixing the tax levy for FY 2020-21; and a resolution for various fund appropriations.