Mary 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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