Brookneal Council approves 20201 budget

On June 18, the Brookneal Town Council met for the second time this month; at the regular monthly meeting on June 9 there was not a quorum present. The lack of a quorum came about because of Council Member Mark Wilke’s absence due to the death of his father, who was in his 90s and “lived a full, rewarding life,” noted Town Manager Russell Thurston. “Wilke,” said the Town Manager, “has served multiple terms on Council and is also the Chairperson of the town’s Physical Development Committee.”

At the second meeting a quorum was present, Thurston said, allowing Council to “continue town business related to legislative action that was required regarding the town budget, as well as approval of the Mutual Aid Agreement managed by Campbell County Public Safety and the Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul McAndrews in Rustburg.” The Mutual Aid Agreement “is a pact with multiple localities providing prior authorization for additional public safety assistance if needed,” explained Thurston.

The Council voted on the 2021 budget presented for consideration at its May 12 meeting. The Council approved the General Fund budget of $679, 889.00; the water utility fund of $293,431.38; and the sewer utility fund of $187,325.54.

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