Clyde drafts new budget

By DeeAnna Haney | May 29, 2014

The Town of Clyde is working with another lean budget this year to finish some projects and give employees a slight raise.

The $2.24 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year includes further funding for a sewer line replacement and relocation project downstream from the Clyde Volunteer Fire Department and funding to rehabilitate the sewer pump station on Hyder Mountain Road. The total projected amount for those projects is $441,000.

The board has also proposed to give town employees a 3 percent raise in the upcoming fiscal year.

This year's budget is only slightly more than last year's $2.2 million. The tax rate remains at 43 cents per $100 of value.

"Employees have not been given a raise in several years," Garland said.

There will be a very slight increase in water and sewer rates, she said.

The town is also planning to purchase a new truck for the maintenance department at $28,000 and they plan to lease a police vehicle for $34,500.

The public hearing on the proposed budget will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

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