Cloverdale's supposed budget crunch was called into question during the town council meeting Tuesday evening.
Clerk-Treasurer Patti Truax asked the board where they were getting their numbers from only weeks following her statement the town needed to buckle down on spending.
"We aren't Avon or Danville and our funds have been allocated by the state," Truax said to attorney Alan Yackey. "We're budgeted for four police officers and now the board is talking about cutting them down to two. I just don't understand this."
Yackey and board member Terry Puffer said the budget didn't provide for gas prices going up 100 percent, and until allocated funds are in the possession of the town, they can't be spent. The planning for the 2009 budget is slated for August.
The board passed a motion to allow two new funds to be created for unsafe buildings and abandoned vehicles. These funds are in place to pay for disposal and auctioning of cars as well as for the teardown of unsafe buildings.
The planning board said they should be done with all the new ordinances by December. Yackey has allowed half his salary for the bi-monthly meetings to be deferred to help the plan commission work within their budget.
Lastly, the initial 10 reserve officers have only two more training sessions before they will be ready. The second phase of training will follow, adding the five extra reserve officers at a later date.
loverdale Town Council will meet again on July 8 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.