WHITE HALL – The White Hall City Council adopted a 2012 municipal budget Monday evening that included a $150,000 appropriation for construction of a second fire station off Sheridan Road, east of Interstate 530.

WHITE HALL – The White Hall City Council adopted a 2012 municipal budget Monday evening that included a $150,000 appropriation for construction of a second fire station off Sheridan Road, east of Interstate 530.

The budget included raises for city employees, and allocations for record storage and backup power generators for City Hall and the police station.

Tentative plans call for construction of the metal and brick veneer fire station with two bays for firefighting equipment and a large training room. Both fire and police personnel would utilize the training area, officials said earlier.

The proposed station will provide additional facilities for the volunteer department’s equipment and serve the expanding commercial development on Sheridan Road, Mayor Noel Foster said earlier when he briefed the city’s Finance Committee.

The existing station on Anderson Avenue is “crammed full” of equipment, Foster said. Fire Chief Sandy Castleberry said a second station will reduce the response time for volunteer firemen and provide needed space for training.

The budget includes a $2,000 annual raise for Foster; $1,500 annual raise for Ellen Welch, city clerk and treasurer; from $600 to $1,200 annually for Castleberry; $600 across-the-board raises for part-time workers; and $1,200 across-the-board pay hikes for full-time employees.

The proposed 2012 budget:

– Projected General Fund administrative revenues of $2.22 million, up from $2 million for this year; administrative expenditures, $799,238, an increase from $731,326 this year; police department expenditures, $1.03 million, down from $1.04 million; City Court expenditures, $114,361, up from $113,411; parks expenditures, $47,500, down from $39,500; fire department, $211,798, up from $58,698 (includes projected cost of a second station); animal control, unchanged at $4,500; White Hall Museum, $18,690, up $100; or total projected General Fund expenditures of $2.22 million;

– Street Fund revenues projected at $453,985, up from $417,000; street expenditures, $453,985 (includes $20,000 for equipment), up from $417,000; Water and Sewer Fund, projected revenues of $1.359 million, up from $1.285 million; water and sewer expenditures, $1.359 million, up from $1.285 million (includes projected cost of $275,000 to purchase water from United Water).

Aldermen met for 15 minutes in executive session, but took no action on personnel issues after returning to open session.