By Tony Farkas
POINT BLANK — The new fiscal year budget for the city of Point Blank focuses on roads and history.
The council discussed proposed budget items at its regular meeting on July 10.
Mayor Mark Wood said the city will receive a new grant of $500,000 for specific projects in the city, and a second grant for $500,000 is a definite possibility.
He said they are looking to shore up roads and drainage throughout the city; for the current fiscal year, the budgeted funds were spent, and the council hopes to add additional monies for more street work.
Also, since the city has initiated an ordinance regarding short-term rentals, the fees that have been collected need to be spent. Wood said that in the next budget, those fees would be used for preservation of historical items and areas.
“There’s a lot of history in this area that needs to be accumulated,” he said. “I want to set up a committee to begin that process.”