With two of the five Parryville Council members absent, Mike Grant, president, counted on both attending members Jennifer Borger and Jennifer Emrey to continue the evening's business.

Cathy Hawk, a fourth member, was attending a grant writing workshop, and called to report during the meeting, that council should consider attaining non profit status to apply for grants. Also absent was Sharon Keiser, vice president.

After approving last month's meeting minutes, reports, treasurer's report, list of bills for payment and department reports, Grant opened sealed bids to sell its 1984 C70 dump truck, which has a rebuilt engine three years ago and has low mileage. The truck was sold with a 10-foot Western plow and tail gate salt spreader.

Three bids were received, with the highest bidder, Stoney Lonesome Excavating, offering to pay $2,675 for the truck, being awarded the bid.

After awarded the bid, Grant presented the 2013 tentative budget for council tentative adoption. Taxes will remain at 11.5 mills and one mill for fire safety. Final adoption will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

Each mill brings in approximately $10,000 in revenue. Council anticipates spending $219,309.

Revenue includes $25,000 from the general fund account. Real estate taxes will bring in $114,216 and the one percent tax fire tax will bring in $8,958. $5,000 is anticipated from the tax claim bureau.

Occupation taxes will bring in $500 and council anticipates $2,000 in per capita taxes, $100, per capita delinquent taxes; $1,000 real estate transfer tax; $24,000, earned income tax; $500, local service tax; $100, local ordinances; $350, state police fines; $50, interest income; $12, rent of land; $200, intergovernmental revenue; and $150 alcoholic beverage license, $150; $500, subdivision/zoning fees; $50, permits; $100, UCC permits; $50, moving permits; $41,400, solid waste collection; $1,000, delinquent collections; $100, miscellaneous income; $150, fixed assets; and state liquid fuels, $15,464; $2,627; and foreign fire tax premium.

Council anticipates spending $4,800 on salaries; $200, dues and memberships; and $500, training; $1.200 mayor salary; $100, mayor dues and memberships; $2,500, audit fees; $3,000, tax collector; $500, Act 32 collector fees; and $350, tax collector supplies; $4,500 solicitor; and $1,000, zoning hearing board solicitor; $7,100, secretary salary; $1,950, secretary office supplies; $1,000, advertising; $50, bank fees; $352, miscellaneous; $5,000 engineering; $1,500, planning commission; and $18,000, road projects; $3,500, municipal building; $12,685, fire and public safety; $7,500, public safety, zoning, code enforcement, planning commission; $38,948, sanitation; $20,500, public works; $8,436, street lights; $59,073, debt service; $5,500, recreation; $400, donations and contributions; $65, K-9 services; $2,305, employer expenses; $8.500, auto insurance, public official liability and workers' compensation; $15,479, state aid.