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CITY HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON 2014 BUDGET 7-18-13 LMS

An official public hearing was held Wednesday evening, July 17, during a meeting of the Salmon City Council. The topic of the hearing was the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2014.

City Finance Director Amy Fealko announced the budget’s General Fund total is $1,325,607. The General Fund when combined with the Cemetery Fund, Streets and Alleys Fund, Water and Sewer Fund and Local Option Tax totals $3,539,607.

In a brief overview of the proposed budget Fealko said property taxes will increase by two percent and there will be a two percent raise for employees. There is also a council approved $1200 a year raise in the mayor’s salary. The city has allocated $10,000 in funding towards the Lemhi Education Project and $10,000 is budgeted for Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch services. She said the $14,000 allocated for Parks is now coming out of the city’s Capital Improvement Fund which is the city’s contingency fund. It currently contains around $750,000.

There was no written correspondence to review at the hearing. No one spoke either for or against and no one had any neutral comments to contribute about the proposed budget. The hearing was officially closed.

Later the council officially approved the first reading of Ordinance 13-790. The ordinance details the annual appropriations for fiscal year beginning October 2013 in the amount of $3,539,607.


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