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Decatur City Commission will consider adopting budget at June 18 meeting

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Decatur City Commission will consider adopting budget at June 18 meeting

Decatur City Hall.

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Decatur City Hall.

Editor’s note: The budget was approved at the June 18 meeting. Here is our original story …

At its meeting on June 18, the Decatur City Commission will consider approving its $27 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019.

The new fiscal year begins on July 1. The proposed budget is a 5 percent increase over the 2018 budget, and includes spending increases in economic development, administrative services and police and fire services. The city is also considering adoption of a $10.3 million capital improvement budget, which reflects the city’s brick and mortar projects. This year’s budget is a 63 percent increase over last year, Here’s a summary included on tonight’s agenda.

Here’s a breakdown of the proposed outlay budget for Fiscal Year 2019 compared with other years:

“The proposed fiscal year 2018-2019 budgets focus on the provision of highly efficient and effective public services, an emphasis on a high quality of life for all community members, and investments in community priorities such as greenspace and safe sidewalks,” Assistant City Manager Andrea Arnold told commissioners in a memo attached to tonight’s agenda.

The City Commission meeting will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. It starts with a work session at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.


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