Gillett Council finalizes city budget

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Times Herald Staff

Property owners in the city of Gillett can expect to be assessed $9.54 per $1,000 of equalized value for city purposes when the tax bills arrive in a few days.

The City Council unanimously approved the $1.3 million budget for 2019, which represents a 6 percent increase over this year. No residents appeared at the annual budget hearing to question or comment on the document.

The main increase is a result of the ongoing street projects; Richmond Street and a portion of First Street were completed this year, with Birch Street on the agenda for 2019.

Otherwise there are no major increases and no new borrowing in the 2019 budget, which was developed over a series of committee meetings during November, Mayor James Beaton said.

Alderperson Nanette Mohr thanked council members, department heads and Beaton for their work on the budget.

“It’s never an easy task,” Mohr said. “Thank you very, very much.”