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Clinton City Council Puts Annual Budget on File

The Clinton City Council put on file its Fiscal Year 24 budget at Tuesday night's Clinton City Council meeting.


City Treasurer Clint Lichtenwalter told the Council expenses are up by almost $1.5-million. He indicates expenses like a new fire truck and new police squad cars are reasons why. He also notes there is a dip into reserves totaling roughly $ 1.2 million.



Despite the dip into reserves this year, there are still roughly 13 months of operating expenses on hand for the City. Water and sewer rates will increase this year.



Lichtenwalter points to the continued good news the pension funds for police and fire remain well-funded, trending better than most communities in Illinois.



Commissioner John Wise addressed the water rates and indicates they have expenses for upgrades coming up they will have to address. He points out there will be a new water tower coming to Clinton and that largely falls under the COVID dollars the city received.



Warner Hospital and Health Services also presented its budget to the City Council Tuesday night. The Council will vote on both budgets at its May meeting. 

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