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No Plans to Eliminate Special Events as Wyandotte Officials Discuss 2013 Budget

The Wyandotte Special Event Fund has a surplus of money for the first time in 13 years.

As Wyandotte city officials work to create the 2013 city budget, it appears no special events will be cut in order to balance funds for the upcoming fiscal year.

Although the city does face financial challenges, events such as the , two holiday parades and the should continue as planned.

At a budget committee meeting held Monday at , City Administrator Todd Drysdale said Wyandotte’s Special Event Fund currently has an excess of about $2,000, which is the first surplus for the fund in 13 years.

“We’d like to keep that fund balance where it is right now,” Drysdale said. “And it’s a good sign that we stemmed the loss after 13 years.”

Discussion at the hearing among Drysdale, Assistant Finance Director Bob Szczechowski and Wyandotte City Council members did not include plans or recommendations to discontinue any special events.

Helping to create the fund surplus this year is the fact that city council voted last November to indefinitely. In the three previous years the show was held, an average of $17,750 annually came out of the Special Event Fund to pay for it.

The next budget committee meeting is scheduled for Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place inside the council chambers at City Hall and is open to the public.

Wyandotte City Council will take a final vote on the 2013 budget on Sept. 24 and it will go into effect Oct. 1.

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