Knox Council Prepares for Budget Adoption

 The Knox City Council is scheduled to adopt the 2017 budget proposal when they meet this evening. During last month’s public hearing, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston described it as “pretty straightforward.”

He told the council the budget estimate for this year is $2.9 million. He says the city’s maximum levy, which is the amount of money they are going to try to raise from taxes is $1.5 million.

No public comments were offered last month. The proposed budget can be viewed at Houston says the city should 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.

Tonight’s Knox City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at city hall.