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Monroe council approves 2016 budget

Following a public hearing Thursday, members of the Monroe Town Council approved the proposed budget for 2016. The total adopted budget is $402,283, including general fund $235,483; local road and street $6,000; motor vehicle highway $142,400; park and recreation $6,200; and cumulative capital improvement $12,200. The council’s action includes an adopted tax levy of $225,158 with an adopted tax rate of 0.7942. Council members appointed an advisory committee to study the needs and do an analysis of the town’s sewage system. Those appointed to serve on the committee include Ben Linder, John Hammond, Cathy Stucky, Jonathan Meier, Roger Currie, Al Lehman and Brent Luginbill. Council member Debra Giessler said that it is the responsibility of the committee to listen to the engineer and consider possibilities of addressing sewage problems. “It’s their responsibilities to bring the best recommendations to the council for years to come,” said Giessler. “This is... Read More >