While Council ponders five grand for crow hazing, the real issue at tonight's budget session is whether they will be talked into raising taxes. Last night by a four to one vote, they approved an override of the tax cap.
My understanding is the proposed budget allocates nothing from fund balance but that now they will allocate $600K and drop the rate increase in half.
They should wipe it all out. Councilman Walczyk rightfully asserts it's the people's money being held on to and if past is prologue this years expenses will come in under the amount budgeted, so last year's allocation was not spent.
The current year is not over but the expense patterns are known. The budget meetings could end quickly if someone would move that there is no increase and that the revised document with any cuts, additions or reallocations should be ready to adopt by 6:45PM prior to the first regular meeting in June.
Why worry over the holiday weekend ?
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