Updated: Monday, 10 Sep 2012, 5:59 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 10 Sep 2012, 5:59 AM EDT
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — New London's finance director says the city could run out of money in the coming year because it has no financial cushion.
The Day of New London reports that Finance Director Jeffrey Smith says no department may overspend its budget and New London must collect all the revenue it expects in the current budget year that ends in June 2013.
New London has $312,000 in its fund balance.
Smith says city departments had overspent the budget and the city collected less revenue than it estimated.
James Finley, executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, says most towns in Connecticut try to keep at least 5 percent of budgets in a fund balance, but can't reach that goal as they' try to keep property taxes down.
He says education costs are rising and state support is decreasing.
Information from: The Day