The Montgomery Village Board will hear an update on finances and the COVID-19 pandemic at Monday's meeting at Village Hall. Because of the anticipated loss of revenue because of the pandemic, the village put spending holds in place to the tune of around half a million dollars.
Areas where spending was cut includes hiring, employer health insurance contributions, legal and engineering, and community events that were canceled.
The original general fund spending planned by the village was $11.6-million. With the reductions, that number was cut to around $11-million
Some revenue hits were not as bad as predicted so staff are set to resume some spending, such as hiring and vehicle purchases.
The Village board is also set to vote on plans for proposed townhouses in the Balmorea Subdivision. The company Ryan Homes plans to build thirteen buildings with four homes each on the south side of the subdivision which is off Galena Road. The Plan Commission voted against the plans over concerns that the homes won't have enough garage space, and therefore, will lead to more cars on the street and congestion. The village board has the final say. The developer can come back with revised designs and try for approval again later.