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Council puts stamp of approval on budget


City Council has approved a $45.8 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

This is an $8.5 million increase over last year’s budget and includes major street projects totaling $12.5 million, a new swimming pool costing more than $4 million and park improvements running about $2 million.

“This budget accomplishes a lot,” City Manager Gary Person told the council on Tuesday night. “(It’s) a lot of things that you wanted to see done.”

The property tax levy request of $1.93 million for the next fiscal year is slightly higher than last year’s request of $1.71 million, which is s...

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