The Mayors and Chamber President updated attendees on the year ahead as well as offering a look back at some of the previous year's statistics.
Mayor Harris informed the audience that the county budget for this year is $179 Million. $122 million of those funds are appropriated to the school system who's per student expenditure is $9, 726. He announced that this is the 20th budget that has been passed without an increase in taxes.
Mayor Gist reported that there is going to be some construction this year concerning infrastructure, including the Casey Jones U-turn and various road extensions. In housing developments, more apartments are being added throughout the city with the number of apartments downtown to be increased from the current 70 to over 250.
Kyle Spurgeon concluded the meeting with an update on some more construction to be done, particularly interchange 42. There will be upgrades to it this year with plans to replace the interchange in the future.
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