Auburn mayor Linda Blechinger and city council members were updated on the current budget at a meeting held May 21.
According to city administrator Ron Griffith, Auburn has received approximately $48,000 more revenue than was received at this time in 2014. The city has spent approximately $187,000 less than had been expended at this time last year.
“We are collecting a little more in LOST (Local Option Sales Tax) than we did the previous year,” said Griffith.
Auburn’s city administrator also said collection of property taxes is at the same level as in the past.
The city anticipates an increase in revenue in the water fund during the next six months, due in part to collection of more than $200,000 in water connection fees from the Autry Pines development.
“Overall, looking at the six month report, we are right on target,” said Griffith. “I think we are going to finish another year in the black.”