Council approves budget transfers

Published 12:55 pm Sunday, July 3, 2022

As the fiscal year’s end approached June 30, Windsor’s treasurer asked for and received approval to transfer close to $24,000 in the budget

In a June 14 memo, Windsor Treasurer Cheryl McClanahan shared with the mayor and Windsor Town Council seven budget transfers that had been deemed warranted as the end of the 2021-22 budget year approached.

McClanahan confirmed that the council approved all of the moves at the June 14 meeting.

The largest transfer was one of $9,000 from the Contingency line item of the general fund budget to the Windsor Police Department Fuel line item of the same budget.

This was a transfer to cover the additional cost of fuel.

The second-largest transfer was one of $4,000 from the travel and training line item of the general fund budget to the police overtime line item of the same budget.

Additional costs related to overtime pay prompted this move.

There were two separate transfers of $2,500 on McClanahan’s list.

One of those moves took $2,500 from the part-time line item of the general fund budget and moved it to the VRS-retirement line item of the same budget, covering additional costs related to the Virginia Retirement Service and retirement benefits.

The other $2,500 transfer was from the part-time line item of the general fund budget to the salaries and wages line item of the same budget, covering additional costs related to salary.

Two more of the seven transfers were for $2,000 each.

The first transfer McClanahan listed in the memo was $2,000 from the travel and training line item of the general and financial portion of the general fund budget to the postage line item of the same portion of the same budget. This was a transfer to cover the additional cost of postal services.

The last transfer McClanahan requested in the memo was $2,000 from the travel and training line item of the general fund budget to the police equipment line item of the same budget. This transfer was brought on by the need to cover additional costs of equipment.

Second on McClanahan’s list of transfers was the smallest amount — $1,750 from the fuel line item of the water fund budget to the telephone-communication line item of the same budget. This was a transfer to cover additional costs relevant to telephones and communications.

The total amount of money transferred across all seven moves was $23,750.