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Emporia City Commission approves 2018 and 5-year budgets

Emporia city commissioners moved swiftly through their action session Wednesday night where both the 2018 and 5-year city budgets were approved.

 

The 2018 budget came in at just over $43.6 million encompassing 14 funds and the General Fund budget of just under $20 million. City manager Mark McAnarney complimented the budget as a challenging but overall, good budget.

 

 

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For the fourth year in a row, the city commission also approved a five year budget through 2022 which includes between $500,000 and $700,000 in expenditures, a projected flat sales tax until 2020 with a 1 percent increase thereafter. McAnarney says the 5-year budget has helped the city in its efforts to plan for the future.

 

In other business the city commission approved a utility easement from Lyon County for a water line to be used by Newman Regional Health along Elm Street. The hospital will pick up the cost of moving water. The Emporia Post 5 legion baseball team was also recognized with a proclamation for their 2017 Class A championship season.

 

The city commission adjourned until Aug. 23 where they will seek to fill the vacant seat on the city commission, previously held by Steve Harmon. The deadline to apply for that vacancy is 5 p.m. Thursday.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:22