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Morris City Council sets preliminary tex levy with 6.9 percent increase over 2012

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MORRIS - The Morris City Council has passed a preliminary 2013 budget of about $9.17 million, with a preliminary tax levy of about $1.34 million - a 6.9 percent increase over 2012. From this point forward, the city can only lower the proposed tax levy.

City Manager Blaine Hill told the council that he was still shooting for a levy increase of between three and five percent. In a memo to the council, Hill outlined a few issues in the budget:

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.