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City passes budget on first reading
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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.

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