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City budget passes with little change

Zach White, [email protected]

Havre City Council met Wednesday night to vote on the proposed $15.7 million city budget for the 2011 fiscal year.

As fast as the council members could vote yes, two resolutions were passed unanimously in half the time of Monday's five-minute public hearing.

The first resolution was to approve the budget that had been proposed and discussed on Monday.

The second resolution was to maintain the tax rates from the 2010 fiscal year.

The meeting lasted less than three minutes because the proposed budget had few changes from the previous year's budget.

"There is a new ambulance in there that will be coming out and some road work," Mayor Tim Solomon said. "We shifted some funds around and kept our reserves about the same."

Another change from the 2010 fiscal year was the lack of last year's $15,000 for the North Central Montana Transit system. The agency didn't ask for the funds this year.

Solomon said he wasn't surprised by the lack of a request.

"A lot of that money was for start-up costs," Solomon said. "If they ask for it next year we will be ready to talk then."City budget passes with little change

Zach White, [email protected]

Havre City Council met Wednesday night to vote on the proposed $15.7 million city budget for the 2011 fiscal year.

As fast as the council members could vote yes, two resolutions were passed unanimously in half the time of Monday's five-minute public hearing.

The first resolution was to approve the budget that had been proposed and discussed on Monday.

The second resolution was to maintain the tax rates from the 2010 fiscal year.

The meeting lasted less than three minutes because the proposed budget had few changes from the previous year's budget.

"There is a new ambulance in there that will be coming out and some road work," Mayor Tim Solomon said. "We shifted some funds around and kept our reserves about the same."

Another change from the 2010 fiscal year was the lack of last year's $15,000 for the North Central Montana Transit system. The agency didn't ask for the funds this year.

Solomon said he wasn't surprised by the lack of a request.

"A lot of that money was for start-up costs," Solomon said. "If they ask for it next year we will be ready to talk then."

Havre City Council met Wednesday night to vote on the proposed $15.7 million city budget for the 2011 fiscal year. As fast as the council members could vote yes, two resolutions were passed unanimously in half the time of Monday's five-minute public hearing.The first resolution was to approve the budget that had been proposed and discussed on Monday.The second resolution was to maintain the tax rates from the 2010 fiscal year.The meeting lasted less than three minutes because the proposed budget had few changes from the previous year's budget."There is a new ambulance in there that will be coming out and some road work," Mayor Tim Solomon said. "We shifted some funds around and kept our reserves about the same."Another change from the 2010 fiscal year was the lack of last year's $15,000 for the North Central Montana Transit system. The agency didn't ask for the funds this year.Solomon said he wasn't surprised by the lack of a request."A lot of that money was for start-up costs," Solomon said. "If they ask for it next year we will be ready to talk then."

 
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