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Budget includes more street paving
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McMinnville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen will receive its first look at a proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18 on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. during its regular session.Remaining unchanged from last year’s budget is the property tax rate, which remains at $2.08.Officials included a salary increase for city employees. Along with a 2.5 percent step increase, they will receive a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment.Street paving, which has endured a bumpy road during the budget process, is now set at $750,000. It originally started at $1 million, was reduced to $100,000, increased to $500,000, and increased again to $750,000.