In a 4-1 vote last night, village officials in Hillcrest approved the appropriation for the new fiscal year which began July 1st. The figure is all of the expenses the village is faced with during a 12 month period.
The new appropriation totaled $452,850 which is nearly $46,000 less than a year ago. Hillcrest Village Board President Kim Whalen said that the board is watching expenses very closely right now.
Voting against the proposal was Trustee Vicki Stewart who was concerned about the pay raises. Trustee Randy Salsbury was absent from the meeting.
The pay raises in the appropriation included maintenance man Robert Villatoro from $16 to $18 an hour, part-time police officer Doug Lockard from $15 to $18 an hour, and Village Clerk Patty Marino will now work 15 hours a week instead of 10 hours. The police department in Hillcrest will also increase their patrol hours a week from 15 to 20 hours.
The board took no action last night on the Non-Highway Vehicle Ordinance. This deals with golf carts in the village.
Other vehicles such as ATV's, mini-bikes, and go-carts would be prohibited on the streets in Hillcrest.