Salisbury City Council ready to tackle budget

  • Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 11:51 p.m.

SALISBURY — City Council will start to tackle the budget this week when City Manager Doug Paris presents his proposal for the coming fiscal year.

Council members will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in City Hall, 217 S. Main St., to receive Paris’ proposal. The new fiscal year starts July 1.

Council members are expected to set a public hearing on the budget for June 4, then hold at least one budget workshop.

The city raised the property tax rate last year and increased the garbage fee, in addition to launching a new, required stormwater utility, which included new fees.

Mayor Paul Woodson told Paris a year ago after the council approved the current budget that members did not want him to propose tax rate or fee increases this year.

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