City Council considers tax increase

May. 20, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

City Manager Hal Hegwer went over the proposed budget for the new fiscal year at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

A 5 cent property tax increase was among the most prominent changes to the budget, as well as a fee increase of $75 and the creation of a new IT system analyst position. The city is also considering borrowing up to $965,000 to alleviate the stress on the city's fund balance.

The council also voted to appoint Byron Buckles to fill the vacant seat of Walter McNeil Jr.

See more in Thursday's Herald.