Several items were discussed from the packet by City Manager Eddie Brown on changes that would be reflected in the budget. Among the items were a $1 increase for general admission to the city pool starting next summer, along with a 3.3 percent cost of living raise for city employees. In addition, the trend in sales tax numbers will be seen in the new budget.
Various departments that are under the umbrella of the general fund which were quickly highlighted included SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), the cemetery, golf course, library, auditorium, the museum and the health department.
The proposed tax rate will be presented during a special meeting to be held on July 24, in which public hearings and Truth-in-Taxation meetings will follow. As they had just received the packet at the meeting, no action was taken to allow the commissioners further time to review.
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