Big spending cuts in city budget

Staff Writer

Even with a millage increase, Grenada City Manager Trey Baker said the newly approved city budget was a tough pill to swallow with cuts coming all around.

Last week the Grenada City Council voted 4-2 to approve the budget of $12,015,345 for the fiscal year which begins on Oct. 1.

Friday the GrenadaStar reported that the city council had approved a $12.8 million budget. That figure was not accurate. It was based on an Aug. 15, Public Notice listing a “projected revenue of $12,785,960.”

Following a public hearing on Aug. 29, and budget work sessions, the mayor/council adopted a revised budget of $12 million.

The 2017-18 budget proposed by Baker and passed by the mayor/council is about $640,000 less than the 2016-17 budget.

“It’s a pretty bare-boned budget, and there’s not a lot of fluff there,” Baker said.

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