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6/7/2014 12:34:00 PM
Clarkdale preliminary budget nears final work session

Yvonne Gonzalez
Staff Reporter

Clarkdale council members are attending their final work session Tuesday before voting to approve the preliminary budget at their June 24 meeting.

A vote on Clarkdale's final budget for the next fiscal year is still almost two months away, said finance director Kathy Bainbridge.

"We've had two preliminary budget work sessions already," she said.

The prelminary budget is the main item of business during the special session that starts at 3 p.m. Council members will vote on routine fund transfers, and discuss a water rate increase as well as whether it's necessary to bump up the primary tax rate.

"It's pretty much a review of what they've already had, and any changes since," she said.

The June 24 vote solidifies the maximum amount of any final budget for the council to approve. Once a preliminary budget is set, Bainbridge said the town will publish it twice before a public hearing and vote on July 22.

"All of these budget worksessions are open to the public," she said.

After the worksession at 3 p.m., council members will convene their regular session at 6 p.m. to hear updates from members and discuss the 2014 Spirit of Clarkdale recommendations.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014
Article comment by: While the RAP's are the new darlings, the streets in lower Clarkdale are crumbling.

A drive through lower Clarkdale over the weekend left jaws agape. The streets are literally falling to pieces down by the old school and all over the area.

If we put a RAP down there can they some paving and a little love?

Maybe at least sweep them so the chunks that have already crumbled don't cause more to fail?

Lower Clarkdale might not be the sexy tourist draw that uptown is or a trendy new RAP... but the folks down here deserve decent streets don't they?

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