GREENCASTLE -- The City of Greencastle will soon have the opportunity to finish a project it started almost three years ago.
The Common Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening for $70,000 from the cumulative capital development fund to be used to pave Barnaby Mill Road on the city's west side.
The area became the city's responsibility in 2007, and water and sewer lines were run to the area at that time. However, the city has not had the funds to pave the road until now.
"I'm glad we're getting it done because it's been about three years. Glad to be putting the finishing touches on it," councilor Mark Hammer said.
The council also put the finishing touches on the 2010 budget, approving the budget and tax rates 4-1 on second reading.
The dissenting vote came from councilor T.J. smith, who made a motion to increase the line item for a CPA in the clerk-treasurer budget from $2,200 to $3,000. This issue had been a point of contention in previous budget talks.
"We got a great report from the state board of accounts, and we're working with a large budget," Smith said. "I think it gives the city and the council a great security blanket that we get everything squared away with the State Board of Accounts."
Councilor Phyllis Rokicki seconded Smith's motion, but it failed to find further support and was voted down 3-2.
Councilor Mark Hammer, who had been against the originally proposed level of $3,000 said there is room in the budget for a CPA's assistance; he simply did not believe it needed to be that high.
"We have budgeted for $2,200. I think it should probably just stay where it is," Hammer said.