The Havre City Council is holding a public hearing Tuesday evening at 7 p. m. to receive public input about the proposed city budget for the 2012 fiscal year.
The $11.5 million budget contains more than $400,000 in cuts from last year’s budget, which was pushing $12 million.
The public meeting is a part of a tighter timeline this year than the city has faced in recent years.
When the budget was introduced at the Aug. 15 council meeting, City Clerk Lowell Swenson told the council that they had just discovered that new laws from the spring’s legislative session cut the turnaround time from proposing to adopting the budget, from 45 days down to 30.
After the public meeting, the city will have 24 hours to consider suggested changes before it has to adopt a final budget at another meeting, set for 6 p. m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Copies of both the proposed 2012 budget and the 2011 budget can be found for comparison here.