Sep 4, 2013 at 7:09 am
After a series of failed motions the grand forks city council approved a 2014 operating budget last night. Councilman terry bjerke made numerous motions in an attempt to further reduce spending. Bjerke asked the council to cut the overall budget by three-point-18 mills to counter the tax increase homeowners will see through increased property valuations. the motion failed due to a lack of a second.
Council president hal gershman says the city has done its part to hold down spending.
The budget does not include a mill levy bump. the council gave preliminary approval to the spending plan on a six-to-one vote. final approval is expected in two weeks.