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Friday, October 4, 2013

Scottsboro City Council Budget Hearing

Scottsboro City Council had a budget hearing on Monday Sep 30, 2013
>$20 million dollars balanced budget<
>4% tax revenue increase<
>Utilities increased 8-10% over previous year<
>Chief White retires Jan. 1, 2014 from Fire Department<
>Approximate cost to resurface 1 mile of road-$80,000<
>Rec-Com requested $355,000 for heat & air system for swimming pool<
>Picnic & Playground equipment needed at Carver Park<
>911 Board has requested an additional employee be funded<
>70% of dogs for city are adopted. Not true for county involvement.<
Next budget hearing, Oct 7 at 5PM

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