The report, which ended on March 31 of this year, showed revenue of $876,383 for the utilities department. Utilities chairman Robert Crawford said the large decrease for fiscal year 2007-08 was due to grant money that was added into last year's totals.
City Clerk and Treasurer Erin Embry added that the budget was also down due to lower prices and a milder winter.
Revenue from gas alone was $4,797,362 this time last year, but totals decreased this year to $3,526,816. Expenses also were down from $4,447,598 to $2,932,786 for the third quarter.
In other city business during the June 19 Leitchfield Utilities meeting:
The sewer extension project for the Grayson County High School and Maple Leaf Estates, allowing the two areas to be classified under city utilities, is expected to be bid out by the end of July 2008.
Bell Engineering representative Bill Pickerill was able to give an update on the project for the city. He said the Kentucky Division of Water was in the process of reviewing the designs, and Pickerill expected to have them back and approved in 30 days.
The current insurance company for the utilities department, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will remain despite a recent increased premium of $12,000 per year. But both the city council and Leitchfield Utilities members still plan to discuss the issue further and look for a more affordable carrier.
Chemical bids, which were opened on Monday of last week, were discussed after officials received submittals from eight different vendors. The bids were approved, but no further details were released.
Officials broke for executive session to deliberate over two legal matters, but no further action was taken.