City cuts many programs

With the approval of the city budget, city departments are feeling the effects of budget cuts.

The approved budget is $30 million, which is close to $2 million less than last year’s budget. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2017.

“Throughout the budget process with the city administrator and other department heads, we worked at looking at specific programs within each department and prioritized them based on importance and need with the department and also how that ties into the need and importance of the service to the city residents,” Police Chief Chris Steffen said.

The depart...


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