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Finance Director updates Lebanon City Council on Budget

Work has been going on behind the scenes in planning the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, for some time, and Thursday night Lebanon City Council received a draft of the budget. Finance Director Kat Gill presented an overview that showed a significant focus on streets and public safety.

 

The budget presented includes about $2-million for Streets, $250-thousand for improvements at the Fire Department. A big-ticket item that Lebanon City Council will be considering is the lease-purchase of a new ladder truck for the City Fire Department which will cost around $990-thousand-dollars. Capital purchases requested by the Police Department included an Animal Control Truck which has an estimated cost of $45-thousand and a Radar Speed Trailer which will cost around $10-thousand-dollars. For the Street Department, the budget includes 22.3 lane miles of asphalt improvements including Elm Street. The proposal is $2-million investment in street improvements in FY22. The City staff is requesting that they invest in radios for public works at a cost of $200-thousand-dollars. A full copy of the proposed budget is on the city of Lebanon website.

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