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Budget Discussion Headlines Holland City Council Session Tonight

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Holland City Council Chambers (photo courtesy City of Holland)
Holland City Council Chambers (photo courtesy City of Holland)

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Some business is on the meeting agenda tonight, but the minds of Holland City Council members will probably be on a new budget.

City Manager Ryan Cotton is planning to take this evening, tomorrow night, and perhaps Monday evening to go over his proposed 20.6 million-dollar general fund spending plan for Fiscal 2015. The financial blueprint has 1.6 percent increases in both expenditures and projected revenues, with a General Fund balance of 3.3 million dollars and a Budget Stabilization Fund balance of 973 thousand. Cotton adds that the property tax rate will remain steady at 15.1 mills. Council will formally hold a budget vote on May 14th.

As for this evening’s business session, council will discuss a land agreement with Holland Township that should clear up jurisdiction for all of the property involved with the planned new Holland BPW power plant in the 5th Street-Fairbanks Avenue area. In addition, proposed ordinance amendments and contracts involving the BPW are also on the agenda, along with the first reading for changing city law to allow private indoor shooting ranges within the city limits.

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