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Monticello land rolls down $7,000 as budget process starts

Monticello started the budget process for the 2020-2021 budget year at their recessed meeting last month. Aldermen approved land rolls that had decreased approximately $7,000 from the previous year.
A hearing on the proposed budget will be held Sept. 8. According to Mayor Martha Watts, there will be additional expenditures during the next year for an audit that will include grant funds and election expense.
She said the town is not budgeting for raises at this time but will re-evaluate finances in January. COVID-19 concerns have affected the town’s budget from the revenue side. Rental income for the parks department and revenue from sports leagues are down drastically this year.
Watts informed the board the Life of Christ drive-thru nativity will take place on Nov. 28 this year, and the board adjourned until Sept. 8.

Read the full story in the September 2, 2020 E-Edition