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On Monday, the Clinton City Council approved the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
The budget is balanced with no property tax increase for city residents, leaving the tax rate at 76 cents per $100 of assessed value while providing 2 percent pay raises for city workers and taking into account projected increases of between 5 and 20 percent in employee-related and liability insurance.
The budget contains money for three school resource officers with half the cost for those officers being paid for by the school system. The city is currently applying for a COPS grant that is expected to cover 75 percent of that cost for the next three years.
Also included in the budget is the FEMA Firefighter grant received by the city last month that will cover the payroll costs of four firefighters and a $20,000 contribution to the school system’s Capital Projects Fund that will become an annual appropriation.
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