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Oakwood approves 2009 budget

POSTED: November 14, 2008 5:00 a.m.

OAKWOOD — Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to approve a $3.2 million general-fund budget for 2009.

The city’s budget year runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Proposed expenses for 2009 are up $348,103 from $2.8 million in the city’s 2008 budget.

The biggest dollar increase is in the city’s police department, which is proposing $1.55 million in expenses, up nearly $250,000 from this year.

The department wants to hire a full-time clerk and start up a K-9 unit.

City Council already has approved its tax rate, 2.48 mills, to support the 2009 budget. The rate is staying the same, with 1 mill equal to $1 for each $1,000 in assessed property value. Property is assessed at 40 percent.

In other business, the council voted to eliminate minimum lot sizes for commercial properties on sewer. It also gave its first OK to increasing the maximum height for highway businesses to 80 feet from 50.

The council also voted to approve an intergovernmental agreement concerning the extension of the 1-cent sales-tax program up for a vote in March.



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