McCampbell Quiet as Council Changes Direction

CONTRARY TO WHAT HE SAID FRIDAY, BURLINGTON MAYOR SHANE MCCAMPBELL LAST(MON) NITE DID NOT RECOMMEND ANY FURTHER CUTS IN THE LIBRARY BUDGET…OR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT BUDGET.

 

INSTEAD, COUNCILMAN TIM SCOTT PROPOSED A FEW MINOR REDUCTIONS IN OTHER AREAS AND INCREASES IN A NUMBER OF FEES; THE GOLF COURSE…THE REC-PLEX…TRASH PICKUP…AND NUISANCE CITATIONS AMONG THEM.

SO INSTEAD OF A 42-CENT PROPERTY TAX INCREASE, THE COUNCIL IS NOW TALKING ABOUT 27 CENTS MORE PER THOUSAND DOLLARS. MEMBERS WILL MEET AGAIN TOMORROW(WEDS) AT NOON TO GET THE BUDGET FINALIZED. COUNCILWOMAN BECKY SHOCKLEY WAS ESPECIALLY PLEASED WITH THE NUISANCE FEE HIKE.

FOR THE RECORD…AND FOR WHATEVER IT’S WORTH…THE DEPARTMENT HEADS ALL SAT LAST(MON) NITE ON BOTH ENDS OF THE COUNCIL TABLE, NOT IN THE AUDIENCE, WHERE MOST OF THEM USUALLY SIT.

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