The Georgetown Town Council unanimously approved a balanced budget at its April 10 regular meeting.

The Georgetown Town Council unanimously approved a balanced budget at its April 10 regular meeting.

In total, Georgetown's budget for fiscal year 2014 is $6,133,567, with departmental allowances broken down as follows:

Administration - $1,648,156

Council - $0

Police - $306,946

Streets - $361,715

Water - $1,177,000

Sewer - 1,994,750

Planning & Zoning - 205,000

Trash - $440,000

The council also unanimously approved appointments of the following residents to the town's Board of Elections:

Margaret Bradley

Christine Lecates

Anita Burney

Wendy Ward

Kim Barrett

Alternative: Pat Semeraro

In his departmental reports, Town Manager Gene Dvornick said the service line replacement project is completed, and the town has received permission from the state Office of Drinking Water to use remaining funds to replace water meters town wide. The meters, he said, have been ordered. Also, the We Are One Georgetown survey is now available through the town's website, www.georgetowndel.com, and a door-to-door survey is scheduled for this Saturday.

The council conducted first readings of three ordinances: one to increase the amount of time the town has to approve or reject building permits from 10 to 20 days; another that applies amendments to a conditional use; and a third to modify the town's Emergency Services and Georgetown Recreation, Education & Arts Trust fees.

For a more detailed report on the upcoming year's budget, and for a roundup of Georgetown's past, present, and future infrastructure projects, see the April 17 issue of The Sussex Countian.