Michelle Lowe

About Michelle Lowe

Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Columbus Approves Budget

COLUMBUS, Miss. – (WCBI) Columbus city leaders approve their budget.

The council approve the city’s $23.2 million dollar budget Thursday night.

Property taxes will not go up with a set rate of 107 mills for the new budget year. About 60% of that is for city schools while the remainder covers police, fire, public works and the city’s share of the state police and fire retirement fund.

It includes a $2 increase in the city’s monthly trash collection fee and takes $326,000 from reserves.

The new fiscal year begins October 1st.