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GOVERNMENT

Although there are no state laws governing requirements to run for public office other than age and residence, candidates running for local office should have a clear understanding of how our government operates, be able to read and understand detailed financial statements, and be willing to sacrifice their personal time to serve on committees and support functions sponsored by the city. Serving in the legislative or executive branch of our government includes oversight of the city's budget and accountability to the citizens of our community, a tremendous responsibility that our city can not afford to be taken lightly. Decisions made by our local government not only have an impact on our community today, but may impact our community for many years in the future.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The City of Flemingsburg is a fourth class city with a Mayor/Council form of government. There are six council members. Terms for council members are two years. The mayor serves a four year term. Elections for mayor/council are non-partisan.

The City Council meets in regular session on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Annex. The agenda is posted at City Hall as well as on the Meetings page of our website. Meetings are open to the public. Anyone wishing to be placed on the agenda should notify City Hall by the Friday prior to the meeting.

There are four voting precincts in the city limits; the PVA office, the Mayor's office, the Industrial Park, and the Fleming Co. Water Association. Currently all voting booths are located at the Fleming Co. High School gym. Flemingsburg is situated in the 70 th House District (Representative Mike Denham), the 27 th Senatorial District (Senator Walter Blevins), and the 4 th Congressional District .

 

WHERE DOES OUR GENERAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING COME FROM?

The General Fund Budget for 2016-2017 is $1,854,191 with the majority of the revenue coming from Occupational License Fees, Insurance Premium taxes, Sanitation Fees and Property taxes. In addition, there were funds totaling $682,200 from the previous year carried forward making the total funds available for operation of the general government $2,536,391.

HOW IS THIS FUNDING ALLOCATED?

The General Government budgeted expenditures for 2016-2017 total $1,994,214.

REVENUE SOURCES  
EXPENDITURES
  EXPENSE BY DEPT  
Occupational Licenses Fees
34%

 

Salaries

 

30%

 

Administration

 

$458,606

Insurance Premiums Tax

16%

Benefits

16%
Community Development
$84,700

Sanitation Fees

15%

Grant Projects

8%
Police
$549,930

Grant Funds

6%

Capital Expenditures

6%
Streets & Sanitation
$561,927

Real and Personal Taxes

11%

Municipal Road Aid

5%
Maintenance
$ 84,997

Utility and Bank Franchise fees

5%

Utilities

4%
Parks & Recreation
$134,000

Municipal Road Aid

5%

Other Expenses

10%
Fire Department
$120,054

Police Incentive/Fees

2%

Operation and Maintenance

3%
 

Other

6%

Property Insurance/Workers Comp

3%
 
   
Operating Supplies/ Miscellaneous
3%
 
   
Motor Fuel
4%
 
   
Economic Development/Chamber
2%
 
   
Professional Fees
2%
 
   
Parks
2%
 
   
Planning/Zoning
2%
 

 

The City of Flemingsburg also has a Utility System and provides water, sewer, and natural gas to over 1500 customers. The Utilities budget for 2016-2017 is $2,497,980. Carry forward and cash reserve funds for the previous year were $2,746,358. In addition, grant funds totaling $145,000 have been awarded for auto read meters. Budgeted expenditures are $2,718,495.

REVENUE SOURCES   EXPENDITURES   EXPENSE BY DEPT .  
Natural Gas Fees 6% Natural Gas Purchases 3% Administration
$79,303
Water Fees 4% Water Purchases 1% Water Dept.
$932,700
Sewer Fees 4% Construction Projects 86% Sewer Dept.
$890,351
Grant Funds 85% Salaries 3% Gas Dept.
$816,141
other 1% Benefits 1%    
    Utilities 1%    
    Debt Service 2%    
    Capital Expenditures 2%    
    Other 1%    

 

The City of Flemingsburg has a local access channel funded totaling from cable franchise fees. The 2016-2017 budget for FCA-TV is $26,800. Total budgeted expenditures are $23,379.

REVENUE SOURCES  
EXPENDITURES
   
Cable Franchise Fees 100% Payroll 62%
$14,500
    Advertising 1%
$150
    Repairs 1%
$145
    Phone 4%
$900
    Insurance 2%
$584
    Postage 1%
$100
    Technical 29%
$7,000

 

 

 

 

 

 
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