BROWNSVILLE — The City Council adopted a budget totaling $6,616,415 for 2020-21 Tuesday evening.
The budget includes $2,399,080 in the general fund, $651,650 in the water fund, $953,115 in the sewer fund and $325,250 in the street fund.
The councilors approved a tax rate of $6.95 per $1,000 of property value and a 3% utility rate increase.
The council also approved accepting State Revenue Sharing funds.
The council approved transferring $18,750 from contingency to the library, law, water operations, sewer administration and street funds.
Mayor Dan Ware proclaimed August 9-16 as Pioneer Picnic Week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be numerous changes for the 133rd annual event.
Residents are being asked to decorate their homes and businesses that week and there will be a motor parade to view them.
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