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.