For the second year in a row, Clinton officials have approved a budget that does not include a property tax rate increase.
However, it does give 103 municipal employees a 2 percent pay raise, City Manager Roger Houck said Wednesday.
The Clinton City Council approved the budget unanimously on Monday, Houck said.
The city’s tax rate is $0.76 per $100 of assessed value. Houck said it’s one of the lowest in the state for a city of Clinton’s size. The city has a population of about 10,000 people.
Houck said the budget includes general fund spending of about $9.8 million and $605,000 in funding for Clinton’s three elementary schools.
One highlight: the city is still able to offer health and dental insurance at no cost to employees, Houck said.
He said sales tax revenues are up about 6 to 7 percent through April, and property taxes are flat.
The next fiscal year begins July 1.
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