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City adopts budget, passes ordinances

The Slaton City Commission formally adopted the budget and tax rate Monday and certified the tax rolls.

The $6.615  million is less from the 2017 budget of $6.942 million.

The general fund budget is $4.26 million and water and sewer is $2.16 million, with the interest and sinking fund accounting for $482,787. The cemetery is budgeted $194,100.

The reduced budget also calls for a 2.5 percent salary increase for employees.

The tax rate of $.683 per $100 valuation is lower than the current rate of $.725 per $100 valuation, as valuations were certified at $202 million.

Read more in this week’s edition of The Slatonite.

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