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Fredericksburg council debated its proposed additions to the budget this evening

Below is a list of items the Fredericksburg City Council discussed during this evening’s budget work session. They have not yet decided which will get funded but the list was whittled down a bit during the meeting that lasted about 90 minutes.

Council is currently hearing from city residents about the proposed real estate tax rate increase of 6 cents per $100 of assessed value for the budget that begins on July 1.

Patron Uses/Sources   Real Estate Tax
All Paving (Neighborhood Streets)  $360,000
Greenlaw/Devine ALS Medics (3 Full-time)  $194,500
All COLA (2% July 1, 2014)  $415,000
All Additional Fleet Replacement  $200,000
Devine Reduce FAMCC (Via Colori)  $(20,000)
Devine Increase Arts Commission (Via Colori)  $20,000
Devine Increase EmPowerHouse  $5,000
Kelly Planning Staff  $83,000
Kelly Tri City County Soil and Water  $2,000
Ellis Community Police Officers (2 FTE)  $131,800
Ellis/Howe Sheriff (5.5 FTE)  $341,305
Ellis/Howe Clerk of the Court (2 FTE)  $108,000
Howe Fredericksburg Rescue Squad  $50,000
Howe Sidewalks, Safety and Lighting  $175,000
Howe Twin Lakes Sidewalks  $630,000
Howe Upgrade Kitchens at Fire Station 1&2  $66,000
Total    $2,761,605
RE Tax Increase Needed (Cents)   8

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