Aberdeen operating over budget

By NEMS Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – Midway through the FY2010 budget, Aberdeen Mayor Jim Ballard said the city is currently operating over budget.
“We had been doing well but as of March 31 we are .5 percent over budget, which amounts to approximately $27,000,” Ballard said at a recent Board of Aldermen meeting.
Ballard attributed some of the overage to the amount of money being spent on fuel by the city. Another factor Ballard contributed to the budget being in the red was overtime within the city’s departments.