Knox City Council Conducts Budget Hearing

 The Knox City Council conducted a public hearing on the proposed 2017 budget with no fanfare during their Tuesday night meeting. Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston says it’s pretty straightforward.

“The budget estimate for this year is $2.9 million, and when you deduct miscellaneous revenue, our maximum levy—in other words the maximum amount of  money that we’re going to try to raise from taxes—is $1.5 million.”

The detailed budget can be viewed online at Houston expects to get a final budget order from the state with cuts by the end of the year. He anticipates additional reductions will be necessary in mid-April of next year when tax cap limits come back from the state. No public comments were offered during the meeting.