Questions still left without answer for city leaders

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Answers will have to wait a little longer for Shepherdsville officials.

With accountant Tim Hance out due to illness, Shepherdsville City Council members voted to recess until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, to discuss the financial status after the first six months of the fiscal year.

While understanding illnesses, several councilmembers were upset that no one was present to answer questions on the information provided earlier that day.

Mayor Scott Ellis said he was pleased with the numbers for the first six months.

In the general fund, revenue was 5.7 percent short of budget; however, expenses were 35 percent below budget for a gain of $987,385.

On the sewer portion of the budget, revenue was up $510,184 over budget while expenses were only $60,095 above budget for a gain of $450,089.

Councilman Bernie Brown said there appeared to be nothing in the budget for bond payments. Councilman Don Cundiff said he wanted to see a list of all bonds and the payment schedules.

Hance and a representative of Accountemps are to be present to answer questions for the council.