A review of the 2014 budget and related operation overview was presented to the Sedalia City Council Tuesday night. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Gary Edwards:
Council learned that there will be a no-growth level for the sales tax in the upcoming year.
“We’re not projecting an increase, we’re not a decrease, we’re projecting static growth – no growth in the sales tax,” said Edwards, “That’s somewhat of a significant issue in that we don’t know when that has last occurred, but based on the history of what’s happening with sales tax we believe that’s the best position to take and the safe and the more conservative position to take financially.”
Council has to approve the budget before the new fiscal year begins April first. They will hold a budget work session Monday evening at 6:00. A presentation on the Downtwon Gateway Project has also been scheduled for that time.
Council also approved the annexation of some property located at Highway 50 and Main street and accepted bids for demolition of five structures.