Hallowell officials to vote on increasing city budget

August 5th, 2017 by admin Leave a reply »

When the Hallowell City Council meets Monday, its members expect to take final action on the city’s proposed spending plan for the fiscal year and look at the plan for the city’s new fire station.

City Manager Nate Rudy said that while the proposed budget would add 70 cents to the city’s property tax rate, increasing it to $19.10 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, the spending plan is as lean as it can get without affecting public safety or the city’s ability to do business.

Hallowell City Manager Nate Rudy, shown at City Hall, says the city is looking at a $5.94 million budget proposal after Hallowell City Manager Nate Rudy, shown at City Hall, says the city is looking at a $5.94 million budget proposal after


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The Hallowell City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the council chamber at City Hall on Winthrop Street.

In his preliminary report to the City Council in April, Rudy said the city’s spending was anticipated to increase 2.92 percent, or $172,000, taking the budget from $5.87 million to $6.04 million. The source of the increase was increases in administrative costs and legal services charges as well as changes in the city’s Fire Department.

Since then, however, the funding picture from the state has become clear and both the Regional School Unit 2 budget and the Kennebec County budgets have been set.

“We are looking at a

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