YORK, Neb. – After months of back and forth and hours upon hours of deliberation, the York City Council approved the 2018-19 budget Thursday evening.
The highlights of the budget saw over $1.5 million in cuts, as well as an increase in the property tax levy from 19 cents to 27 cents per $100 of valuation.
Of the $1.5 million in cuts, the Kilgore Memorial Library and the York Parks and Recreation Department saw significantly reduced funding. York resident, Mitchell Roush, held a petition drive for the two entities.
Multiple departments also experienced a cost-saving measure that saw the termination of five full-time city employees, saving the city $240,000. Council Member Diane Wolfe.
York residents could also potentially see increases in numerous fees on city owned properties such as the community center, the aquatic center, and the auditorium.
The budget will now be turn into the State of Nebraska no later than September 30th.