- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DERIDDER, La. (AP) - The DeRidder City Council has voted to amend its operating budget for the fiscal year after spending more than $1 million than originally anticipated when it was approved in October 2013.

City Finance Director Ginny Brand said Monday the $1 million change was necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.

Brand says things are either costing more or they were not reported in the original budget.

The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) the amended budget comes with some revenue gains, however: $32,500 in intergovernmental revenue in its utility fund thanks to state grants and $150,000 in capital project revenue after an unanticipated increase in sales tax transfer.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com