Town budgeting for Yucca Loma Bridge this year
June 11, 2011 3:00 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • The town will have to dip a bit further into its reserves to continue subsidizing its park system and golf course in the coming year. However, no layoffs are projected and few cuts to services, even as Apple Valley prepares to launch construction of the Yucca Loma Bridge, according to a draft budget up for discussion during Tuesday’s workshop.

Staff is proposing a total budget of $127 million for the 2011-12 fiscal year. That’s just 0.6 percent below the current year’s $127.8 million budget.

Most revenue sources are expected to remain relatively flat, Town Manager Frank Robinson wrote in his opening budget letter, even as fuel, utility, insurance and other operational costs increase. And so Robinson cautioned that the town can’t expand programs or services, hire more workers or take on other capital improvements projects in the future without getting new revenue sources.

The budget calls for $38.6 million in road projects, with $30 million for beginning Yucca Loma Bridge to connect Apple Valley Road with Green Tree Boulevard. The town expects to spend another $18.3 million on the project next year and $6 million in 2013-14.

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