By Mason W. Canales
Killeen Daily Herald
NOLANVILLE – The City Council on Thursday approved several purchases of capital equipment that will be financed for several years with monies from the city's debt services fund.
"What we are doing here is budgeting for things that are not in capital expenditures," said Mayor Carolyn Sterling, addressing the council. The items have to be paid for over a period of more than two years.
The City Council approved $623,215 for the capital equipment.
The funds will be used to update the phone systems, buy new office furniture, and purchase three copy-printer-fax machines and computers that will service every department.
About $420,000 of the money will be spent on the Nolanville Police Department and about $34,000 on the public works department. This cost includes the possible purchase of new police vehicles.
"The $653,975 looks like a reasonable figure for the debt services fund," said Vicki Brown, city treasurer, before the number dropped to $623,215 because several items were repeated in the initial budgeting.
At Thursday's meeting, the items did not have to be the exact fixed prices for their designated expenditures, Brown said. The council can go and make changes and get into specifics after the city attorney looks at the budget changes.
"If we have a total that is reasonable, we can just give them a total instead of going line-by-line, knowing that the attorney is going to look at them," Brown said. "Approve the total, and those items that do not qualify will be removed."
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