During the Sulphur Springs City Council Meeting Tuesday night, City Director of Finance Peter Karstens talked about how figures in this year’s budget are holding up at this time. Karstens said the city continues to be on target with $80,000-120,000 above budget. Municipal fines are up. Fire and Police departments are expected to conclude the year under budget according to Karstens. He pointed out that the city has planned conservatively for water sales and a wet summer will not have a great impact on the budget.
Karstens said an error by the state in allocating sales tax payments last year in May made this year’s month look like a decrease when in fact it has not been.