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Tusayan Town Council Update

June 16, 2020

 Without state spending limits the Town of Tusayan is working on a new budget. The town will no longer be under state spending limits after voters approved a budget override in May. Despite the restraints and thanks to some loans, the town still underspent its budget as of the end of April.Town Manager Cynthia Seelhammer said, “As of end of April we spent 69% of the $1.4 million budget. While there may be some adjustments that need to be made with some of the line items, overall the budget is underspent.” As a result the town will be carrying some revenue forward from the current fiscal year which ends at the end of June.

The town made a number of COVID related expenditures in May including face masks, thermometers, hand sanitizers, and food for residents. The town also spent $20,000 in lobbying fees to Brownstein, Farber Hyatt, and Schreck to cover the months of April and May, and almost $2,000 for a flood control study.

According to the Town Council meeting on June 10th, up to six people in Tusayan have tested positive for COVID-19.

The town also approved a trash ordinance that prohibits illegal dumping.