By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen, her staff, and the Board of Trustees have wrestled the on going annual budget deficits in the General and Parks & Rec. Funds into submission for the 2011 budget cycle. Late Monday night in a budget workshop the group was finally able to close the gap, between what the Town brings in, in revenues, and what it pays out in expenses in order to keep things running.
During the “good times,” when building starts in Lyons were up, everyone involved got used to having a seemingly endless supply of revenue; surpluses were accumulated, and spending continued as if this would never change.