BARTON- A first walk through the 2014/15 budget projects a 2.99% increase, a number that satisfies Finance Committee Chair Mike Sanville. â€śThe overall driver is salaries and benefits,â€ť Sanville reported to the board. â€śThe numbers are pretty solid, it's mostly minor (line item) adjustments.â€ť
The estimated budget that will be presented to voters is $6,669,089, though Sanville did advise the board that there is some uncertainty over health care costs. â€śWe budgeted for it, but it could blow us out of the water,â€ť cautioned Sanville.
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