Budget approved

— The City Council has approved the budget for 2017.

The budgeted current expense fund for next year is $2.2 million. The fund covers city day-to-day expenses.

The overall 2017 budget is $7.5 million. It includes a 1 percent property tax increase, a 1.8 percent decrease in water rates, a 14 percent increase in irrigation rates and a 3 percent sewer rate increase.


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