Video: Tupelo Council Approves 2017 FY Budget

TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Tupelo City Councilmembers have approved a 35.5 million dollar budget for 2017.
The budget includes a three percent pay hike for municipal employees.  Also, the budget for the 2017 fiscal year does not include a tax increase.
Council members have been working for several weeks on the budget, there has been a public hearing and the council last week approved a tax levy to support the budget.
Mayor Jason Shelton says the process has been smooth.
“We have a great fiscally conservative budget, no new taxes, taking care of the needs of the city of Tupelo, pay raises for our employees, it’s the right thing to do, it’s cost of living but also will offset a increase in insurance costs this year,” Shelton said.
Revenues from property taxes and sales taxes are expected to rise for the upcoming year.
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