Council approves raising millage and $29 million budget

Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 07:16 PM.

"If we're going to increase rates, we need to see some changes," Helt said.

Gordon also felt not enough cuts had been made, and called raising taxes "going after low-hanging fruit."

The adopted budget, which will come before the council for a final vote in two weeks, does not include any personnel cuts, but does require every city employee to take 32 hours of unpaid furlough.

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