WAYNESBORO -- Waynesboro is one step closer to having a balanced budget for next year. City Manager Michael Hamp II met with city council members Wednesday morning to go over a proposed budget.
This year's proposed budget is $43.5 million. That's $2 million more than last year.
It would pay for three new positions, including a deputy fire marshal and more money would go toward Waynesboro City Schools.
Hamp proposed raising taxes, including real property tax, to pay for new services.
“Over the last three years, our staff has worked hard in response to direction we've received from the council to maintain a lean an efficient operation and to establish reserves and insulate us to some extent,” he said.
Money would also head to improve the city's police department. The budget is expected to go into effect by July 1.
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