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On the Agenda: City Council to Have First Reading on 2013 Expenses

North Canton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. inside Council Chambers and have its first reading on current expenses and other expenditures for 2013

North Canton City Council is slated to have its first reading on 2013 expenses when it meets inside Council Chambers at 7 p.m. tonight.

According to Cantonrep.com, city council will consider "fee increases, cuts in service, and possibly some layoffs of city employees as the city faces years of growing deficits."

The paper reported that Finance Director Karen Alger presented a proposed 2013 budget at the Jan. 22 council meeting, and that budget showed the city's estimated spending exceeds its revenue by $3.6 million. And $1.4 of that deficit is in the general fund budget.

Council also will recognize visitors before it begins reading the ordinances and resolutions. Council President Jon Snyder had invited the public to share their thoughts at upcoming meetings regarding the addition of overhead lights at the North Canton Little League Fields.

You can see the full agenda of tonight's meeting in the .pdf section of this update.

jim January 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM
I am fine with "fee increases, cuts in service, and possibly some layoffs” rather than higher taxes. The city can start with some fee for EMS service. I have known some people to go by NC’s free ambulance service to the hospital (rather than another acceptable means for non-emergency reasons) because they said that if you go by ambulance you do not have to wait in the waiting room at the hospital. You can see the NC EMS at certain houses over and over. EMS personnel, some that have made over $90K in wages a year, love getting overtime for running this taxi service.

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