City Council Could Vote on Budget Tonight
It's officially the 11th hour for getting a City of Galesburg budget passed, and it might be done by aldermen tonight.

The Galesburg City Council Monday night is scheduled to act on the budget for the 2013 Fiscal slash calendar year.

Despite a year's worth of work sessions on the budget, aldermen have either nixed or called into question some aspects of the spending plan in just the last few weeks -- items like utility tax increases, and money to be given to the Galesburg School District that's been part of an annual agreement aldermen apparently weren't aware of.

Aldermen will also vote on a proposed five percent tax on natural gas bills -- something that the city says could bring in over $700,000 a year, and could plug the city's $600,000 budget hole.

This, despite the fact that aldermen turned down a similar tax several weeks ago.

Aldermen also haven't liked money for maintenance on Sundberg Field at Galesburg High School, despite the fact that the city has used the field in the past. The Galesburg School District wants to renovate the field as part of its Master Facilities Plan.
12 03 12 by Newsroom
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