City budget takes shape

Council sets July 27 for approval of $32 million spending plan, with a hike of $450,000 for salary increases this year.

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June 23, 2020 - 9:39 AM

Iola’s 2021 spending plan is slowly coming into focus.

City Council members spent the better part of two hours Monday hearing budget proposals from Iola’s various department heads, with a familiar refrain. 

Capital expenditures are largely flat across the board, with a bulk of the budget increases earmarked for salaries. Their proposals incorporate a recently completed wage study to up payroll by about $450,000.

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