Population surge translates into balanced budget for Montgomery
The boom in people calling the village home over the past 10 years will help with Montgomery’s budget.
The 2010 U.S. Census figures released this month show a population increase of 237 percent from the census of 2000.
Those new residents will result in greater revenue and good news for the village. The increase in population could mean more federal funding for the village and a bigger percentage of the state’s motor fuel tax.
And now, the village’s entire budget should be brought into balance, including one-time items, said Jeff Zoephel, finance director.
Those one-time items were the subject of concern when the budget was first released a month ago. Included is a request from the Police Department for an SUV in place of two squad cars. Police Chief Dan Meyers told trustees that during the recent blizzard squad cars had difficulty getting out of the parking lot, while the department’s SUVs were all on the road.
Other one-time items include new computers and department training.