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City passes budget on first reading
The new budget for the City of Smithville will include matching funds to replace the Holmes Creek Bridge, an upgrade of the waste water treatment plant, pay raises for employees, a new sanitation truck, the addition of a new full time officer in the police department, new equipment for the fire department, and the city will increase its contribution to Justin Potter Library from $500 to $5,000. City aldermen, with Danny Washer and Jason Murphy absent, voted 3-0 last week to adopt the new $6.6 million budget ordinance on first reading. Action on the second and final reading is scheduled for a special meeting on June 28.