CASPER, Wyo. — The City of Casper says that departments are prohibited from spending money in excess of the appropriations allotted to them in a fiscal year budget.
“It has been determined that adjustments to the fiscal year 2020 adopted budget are necessary and are being prepared for council consideration,” Financial Services Director Tom Pitlick says in a memo.
Pitlick does not detail which departments require changes to the adopted budget allotments or what adjustment amount the city council will be asked to authorize.
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He explains that the city council has the authority to amend the budget to allow departments to meet their spending needs. He requested that the city council establish a budget amendment hearing for their March 3 meeting.
Casper’s fiscal year 2020 budget totals about $140 million. The city council adopted the budget in 2019.
Council will vote during their Tuesday, Feb. 18 meeting on whether to hold the requested budget amendment hearing.
If you would like to contact members of the Casper City Council regarding this or any other issue, here is their contact information:
Mayor Steve Freel (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):
- (307) 259-1276
Vice Mayor Khrystyn Lutz (Ward I, Term expires 1/3/23):
- (307) 359-3673
Councilman Charlie Powell (Ward II, Term Expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 577-6042
Councilman Shawn Johnson (Ward II, Term expires 1/3/23):
- (307) 337-5057
- (307) 277-7377
Councilman Ken Bates (Ward II, Term expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 473-1247
Councilman Steve Cathey (Ward III, Term Expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 262-8237
Councilman Bob Hopkins (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 472-1837
Councilman Mike Huber (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 266-4188
Councilman Ray Pacheco (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):
- (307) 258-1226
Council members can also be reached by mail at: 200 N. David Street, 82601
If you would like to contact members in your specific ward, but don’t know which ward you are in, a map is available at the City of Casper’s website.