The Centerville City Council recently approved the city’s tentative budget for their upcoming fiscal year, and it looks very similar to last year’s budget.
There are no major proposed changes, but several years of lower-than-projected revenues and increasing cost means that potential increases to things such as garbage fees are the only way to leave the city any wiggle room.
“It’s still pretty lean, as it has been the last few years,” said Centerville City Financial Director Blaine Lutz. “Operating costs have continually crept up over the last few years, and revenues are just now getting to where they were in 2007. It’s cut into our ability to do things like street projects.”
Requests for all city departments are being kept as low as possible, both because of revenues and Centerville’s continued UTOPIA obligation.
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