The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week continued work on the city budget for next year.
The electric department budget is to include the purchase of a new bucket truck with grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is to be included.
The board discussed increasing the electric service charge from the current $10 to¬†$11.50. Electric rates at Gallatin have not been increased since September of 2013.
The largest expense in the water department is $5,200,000 for a new water plant.
The largest increase in the sewer department budget is for capital equipment at $75,000 which is to be used to replace two blowers at the sewer plant. The $75,000 blower expense is to be paid from the sewer savings account.