New Phila 2017 Budget Approved

paperworkMary Alice Reporting:

Instead of a temporary budget, New Philadelphia council passed a permanent 2017 budget.

Finance Chair Darrin Lautenschleger explains overall the city has a balanced budget, with a total amount around $27 million.

Lautenschleger states this year the budget process was different, including questioning any department heads regarding funding requests.

Lautenschleger comments there are a number of bigger projects coming in 2017, such as several thousand dollars for city paving and a number of department improvement projects.

Council’s goal was to have the budget in place before years end.

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