Berlin passes 2022 budget, fills vacant seat

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Berlin Town Clerk Keirstyn Montgomery swears in James Sanford to the Town Council Monday evening. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening filled the vacancy of councilman Jimbo Quick, electing and swearing in James Sanford as his replacement. The council did not act to fill the vacant seat of Bruce Bentley, who died in an automobile crash earlier this month.

Immediately following the seating of Sanford, the council approved Berlin’s 2022 budget. The budget was presented in three parts as follows:

  • General Fund – $201,700 in projected revenues, $198,200 in projected expenses
  • Capital Fund – $127,500 in projected revenues, $125,000 in projected expenses
    • The entire $125,000 expense is earmarked for a community storm shelter.
  • Road Fund – $77,500 in projected revenues, $75,000 in projected expenses
    • The fund includes $50,000 to resurface County Roads 1612 and 1614.

In council discussion, Mayor Patrick Bates said that County Roads 1600, 1615, 1623, 1625 and 1626 are ready to be resurfaced as soon as weather permits.

The Berlin Town Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Berlin Town Hall. The public is invited to attend.

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