Clyde adopts new budget
Clyde residents won’t see a tax increase in the 2012-13 fiscal year, but they won’t see many projects going on around town either.
Much like last year, there was not much to work with for the upcoming budget, which was adopted by the Clyde Board of Aldermen June 13.
“It was pretty much a bare bones budget this year,” said Town Administrator Joy Garland.
The town is still suffering from a decrease in revenue after the 2010 census revealed a drop in population.
“One of the things that has really hurt us is the census count from 2000 to 2010. “We dropped 8 percent due to the floods,” Garland said.
The town lost 178 residents after the floods in 2004 destroyed 55 homes. That means loss of state funds and fewer people to share the tax burden.
The town budget increased slightly, by $13,000 from ...