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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Council learns little change in annual treasurer's report

  • Eldorado Finance Commissioner presented the Eldorado Council the city treasurer's annual report that shows most funds as of April 30, 2013, close to the amount from 2012.
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  • Eldorado Finance Commissioner presented the Eldorado Council the city treasurer's annual report that shows most funds as of April 30, 2013, close to the amount from 2012.
    The general fund's beginning balance was $1,320,553 and ending balance was $1,278,481.
    "Other departments are up from the amount (in 2012)," Morris said.
    Some other fund beginning and ending balances are:
    Cash Working Fund began with $314,714 and ended with $320,727.
    Emergency Services and Disaster Agency began with $11,065 and ended with $12,092.
    Community Development Assistance Program Fund began with $31,460 and ended with $31,486.
    DCAP Housing Fund began with $889 and ended with $890.
    IEPA Waterworks Loan for Construction of Waterworks Plant began with $303,479 and ended with $8.72.
    Drug Enforcement-Forfeited Fund began with $188 and ended with $188.
    Trash Collection Fund began with $120,388 and ended with $124,206.
    Motor Fuel Tax Fund began with $239,296 and ended with $292,050.
    Sewer Operation and Maintenance Fund began with $23,966 and ended with $57,857.
    Sewer Bond Reserve began with $144,110 and ended with $147,389.
    Sewer Depreciation Reserve began with $580,331 and ended with $561,319.
    Sewer Surplus began with $62,751 and ended with $32,737.
    Waterworks Fund Bond and Interest began with $91,889 and ended with $89,324.
    Waterworks Fund Bond reserve began with $191,204 and ended with $195,122.
    Waterworks Fund Operations and Maintenance began with $57,243 and ended with $69,883.
    Waterworks Fund Surplus began with $679,076 and ended with $680,560.
    Waterworks Fund Depreciation Reserve began with $120,978 and ended with $128,003.
    Trick-or-Treaters
    In a meeting that lasted only a few minutes, Police Chief Shannon Deuel implored Halloween night drivers to be cautious as trick-or-treaters will be on the streets.
    "With Halloween coming up we want everybody to watch for the kids the night of Halloween. Most of our stuff is downtown in a secure area, but they will still be out on the streets, so watch for the little ones," Deuel said.
    Some of the downtown streets will be blocked off for the annual 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 Trunk-or-Treat Halloween celebration that lines Locust Street.
    During the meeting:
    City worker Billy Bradley told council another dilapidated building has been torn down since last council meeting and asks that people be vigilant in yard clean up.
    Water Superintendent Tom Hosman said the project of expanding water lines in the Hillcrest, Alexander and Bourland roads are is still in the paperwork phase.
    Street Superintendent J.B. James said the department has begun rocking alleys for the winter and will continue over the next few weeks.
    Street Commissioner Robby Price said in the next week or two the Saline Avenue overlay project will continue.
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