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Springfield OKs 2010 budget
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Springfield City Council members unanimously approved a fiscal year 2010 budget at a special called meeting Tuesday, putting into action a nearly $1.5 million plan.

The budget, more than $1,498,000, will go into effect Jan. 1. Among the expenditures are approximately $425,000 for the police department, $412,000 for streets and lanes, $199,000 for administration, more than $168,000 for general government and about $104,000 for the fire department.

There were no public comments at Tuesday’s meeting, nor were there any at a Dec. 22 afternoon public hearing on the proposed budget.
City council members approved keeping the millage rate 4.3 earlier in the month.

Also adopted Tuesday night were the water/sewer fund, sanitation fund and special purpose local option sales tax budgets. The city’s water/sewer fund budget is $1.321 million, the sanitation fund is $156,000 and the SPLOST budget is more than $807,000.

The meeting also was the last for Mayor Barton Alderman, who did not seek re-election. Jeff Northway will take over the office beginning Jan. 1.