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City budget passes first read
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McMinnville officials had their first look at the city’s budget for fiscal year 2012-13 Tuesday night. It appears it will pass unchanged.The board voted 6-1 in favor of the budget with Mayor Norman Rone and Aldermen Jimmy Haley, Billy Wood, Rick Barnes, Clair Cochran and Junior Medley voting for it, and Vice Mayor Everett Brock voting against it.Brock says he voted against the budget, in part, because it did not include a property tax decrease.“I voted against because I’m not quite happy with the budget,” said Brock. “We should have cut the tax rate.