New Budget In Place

Commissioners voted to approve an operating budget of $23,540,489. The budget includes no increases in wastewater and reclaimed water fees, but it does reflect a million dollar increase in the operating budget as well as $1.7 million for capital improvements.

Resident Deborah Schechner asked the city to find a way to implement “an extra tax on each hotel room.”

The commission voted unanimously to approve the budget.

“You’re never going to please everybody, but somebody has to step in,” Mayor Steve McFarlin said after hearing public comment.