By a narrow 4-3 vote, a budget and property tax levy for 2014 was approved by the Muskego Common Council on Tuesday.
At least two of those "no" votes were cast because those aldermen thought more cuts could be made that might erase the small levy increase for 2014. The third came because of concern that the city isn't saving for future large purchases.
But the majority of aldermen expressed the views that the budget is fine as is, with $12.2 million tax levy that is roughly $90,000, or 0.7 percent, more than the 2013 levy.
The general fund operating budget the Common Council is $17.4 million, which is 1.3 percent higher than was budgeted for this year and 2.5 percent higher than how much the city actually expects to spend by the end of the year.
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