City Council passed a budget and it includes a four percent levy increase for taxpayers. Council Horbacz voted no on the budget and no on the setting of the tax rate. Councilman Walczyk voted yes on the budget but no on paying for it. That was to preserve the record on being able to say he never voted to exceed the tax cap, although by voting for the budget he did.
There was no further action on the firefighters so the eight captain slots are gone. They need to listen to some of their members who realize they have something of value in the manning clause and can sell that for a good price to a Council anxious for a win and for this to be over.