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City sets public hearing for feedback on budget
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A public hearing to listen to comments on the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14 has been set for this Tuesday, July 23, at 6:50 p.m. at City Hall, just prior to a final reading before the board.The budget includes an additional $203,000 for full-time employees, and nonprofit donations totaling $204,131.In other notable funding issues, Smokin’ in McMinnville funds were reduced to $4,500, Pistole Park soccer field upgrades received $35,000, and $30,000 was removed that had been set aside to hire a company to make the city a new website.A salary adjustment for full-time employees gives each $1,400. By city records, there are 145 full-time employees, totaling $203,000. The increase is not a cost-of-living increase.Donations include Rescue Squad $6,053, Magness Library $65,000, Chamber of Commerce $40,000, Industrial Development Board $20,000, Sister Cities $5,000, Main Street McMinnville $35,000, BRAC $7,000, Senior Citizens Center $10,000, Families in Crisis $5,000, and $11,078 in dues and assessments.Smokin’ in McMinnville was cut by $7,500, going from $12,000 to $4,500, and the website funds were cut to give more money to nonprofit organizations.