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East Brewton budget passed

By By BILL CRIST Publisher
Using revenue figures from the current year, the East Brewton City Council unanimously approved its budget for the coming fiscal year at a called meeting on Thursday.
The budget, which totals slightly less than $1 million, takes debt service into account, but also gives all city employees a 2 percent raise.
The city's main source of revenue is sales tax, which is projected to bring in $312,754 next year.
Employee salaries make up the largest portion of expense. Across all the departments, salaries and related expenses will cost the city over $507,000.
The police dept. will operate on a budget of $162,622. The fire dept. has a budget of $86,860. The public transportation dept. will operate on a $183,849 budget and the financial/administration portion of the budget is $565,267.
The city will receive $273,748, it is anticipated, in garbage and fire protection fees, as well as $110,000 in priv. licenses.