City budget passed unanimously
Hillsboro’s 2019 budget will have a mill levy slightly lower than 2018 despite a higher budget.
City council members at Tuesday’s meeting approved a $9,503,795 budget for 2019. The 2018 budget is $9,118.903.
The projected mill levy for 2019 is 43.999. The mill levy for 2018 is 44.769.
Two weeks ago, city administrator Larry Paine presented a proposed budget draft but said he wanted to see it pared down because it was “out of balance.” He asked for time to review it closely and suggest adjustments.
On Tuesday, he brought a list of adjustments totaling $120,000.
“I’m not fond of taking across-the-board cuts,” Paine said.
Council members discussed each recommended adjustment, ultimately voting unanimously to approve the budget with the adjustments.
In other matters, council members tabled discussions of bonds for sewer lines in the Groves Subdivision, public sale of temporary notes, and sale of a lot; and viewed signs promoting Hillsboro to be posted on US-56 while traffic is detoured there because of upcoming work on US-50.