Bowman Council Approves 2014 Budget, Committee Appointments

February 26, 2014

The City of Bowman’s budget was finally adopted earlier this morning.

Due to continued complications with getting the correct numbers together, the Bowman City Council was presented the first re-worked draft of the budget during Monday’s council meeting.

With that being the case, a decision was made to hold a called meeting at a later time to perform a second reading, as well as to adopt the 2014 budget.

Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said he feels good about the budget that the city has put together.

“I think this is a very good budget put together, previous year’s budget we were over $28,660.66. I think the new budget with the changes will better reflect what we expect from 2014, and hopefully we will be a lot closer to budget than last year”, said Gibbons.

The city’s budget has a projected 2014 income of $343,533.00 with expenses projected at $297,065.00, which mean if 2014 goes as expected, the city of Bowman would close out the year with a net income of roughly $46,000.

A called meeting was held at 8:00am for the second reading and approval of the 2014 Bowman City budget, which passed with a unanimous vote.


In other matters, committee appointments were also made during Monday’s regular meeting of the council.

Councilwoman Betty Jo Maxwell will serve as the head of the Finance Committee, Councilman Calvin Bridges was appointed head of the Safety and Transportation Committee, Councilwoman Gwyn Bryant remains on as Personnel Committee Chair, Councilwoman Rachel Felice will head the Community Development Committee, and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons maintains his role as the head of the Park Committee.

Those appointments to the respective positions went into effect on Monday night.