The Alta Town council unveiled a preliminary budget for its first public hearing Thursday night and, despite a decrease in revenues, town taxpayers could see a reduction in taxes, officials said.
Alta may see as much as a 10 percent reduction in revenues in fiscal year 1988-1989, Mayor William Levitt said. He blamed low snow amounts during the ski season as the reason for the decrease."But despite that fact we should be able to make a reduction in our overall property tax," he said.
The town recently retired two debt services in the sewer and water budgets, which may result in a lower property tax rate, said Town Clerk Kate Black.
The first-draft budget's total general fund revenues are $418,265, excluding Salt Lake County property tax figures to be added before the budget's second public hearing. Total expenditures under the proposed budget are $549,873.
In other business, the council voted to spend $20,000 in community development block grant funds, federal funds for low- and middle-income municipal areas, on four different municipal projects.