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Georgetown, Kentucky

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Georgetown is one of the ten largest cities in Kentucky. It is a city in Scott County. The population was 29,098 at the 2010 census. It is home to Georgetown College, a private liberal-arts college.[1]

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Kentucky city websites

Last rated on Jan. 31, 2012

The good

  • A budget is posted online.[2]
  • Meetings information is posted online.[3][4]
  • Elected officials are posted online, along with their contact information.[5]
  • Administrative officials are posted online, along with their contact information.[6]
  • Public records information is posted online.[7]
  • Zoning information and building permits are online.[8]
  • Annual audit reports are online.[9]
  • Tax information can be found on the budget.[10]

The bad

  • Contracts and lobbying information are not found online.

Elected Officials

Georgetown City Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at City Hall. These meetings are held bi-monthly on the Second (2nd) and Fourth (4th) Monday of each month. Subscribers to the local cable provider (currently Time Warner) can view the council meetings from home by tuning into our local station, channel six (6).

The mayor of Georgetown is Everette Varney. The councilmen are: Tracie Chew, David Lusby, Kelly McEuen, Brad Penn, Larry Prather, Mark Singer, Bonnie Skinner, Connie Tackett, and Marvin Thompson.[11]

Budget

Revenues

In the 2010-11 budget, revenues totaled $21,332,794. Sources are:

  • General fund - $17,866,823
  • Sanitation fund - $2,008,000
  • Solid waste fund - $147,400
  • Municipal aid fund - $352,307
  • LGEA fund - $13,831
  • Gus wolf fund - $111
  • Drug fund - $51,800
  • Cemetery fund - $283,471
  • Public safety fund - $577,931
  • Business park fund - $31,120

Expenditures

In the 2010-11 budget, expenditures totaled $22,413,338. Sources are:

  • General fund - $17,866,823
  • Sanitation fund - $1,962,130
  • Solid waste fund - $747,400
  • Municipal aid fund - $823,190
  • LGEA fund - $24,000
  • Gus wolf fund - $5,811
  • Drug fund - $51,800
  • Cemetery fund - $283,471
  • Public safety fund - $577,931
  • Business park fund - $70,782

References

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