HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The municipal budget for Fiscal 2014 in the city of Holland was approved by Council members last night. The 20.3 million-dollar general fund spending plan has a projected surplus of over 32 hundred dollars, mostly due to cuts and higher property values that will lead to increased tax revenue. More than half of the money will go towards police and fire services. The only major change Council made to the financial proposal put forward by City Manager Ryan Cotton was an additional 31 thousand dollars to the Holland Historical Trust for an 89 thousand-dollar allocation. The millage rate will remain constant at just over 15 mills.
The video clip above is Cotton's opening remarks; the entire audio of Cotton’s appearance is on http://whtc.com/podcasts/talk-town-juke-van-oss/latest-city-hall-ryan-cotton-may-2/