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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Sewer rate hike set at $5: Palouse set to approve 2019 budget, rate hike


December 6, 2018

The Palouse city council conducted its final 2019 budget hearing Nov. 27 on its way to final approval, due by state law Dec. 31.

After no public comments were offered in last week’s hearing, Mayor Michael Echanove closed it and later the council discussed the budget.

Some items still being considered are $3,000 proposed by councilman Chris Cook for painting the interior and exterior of the city pool, as part of a longer-term proposal of improvements to the facility.

Another item is a $5,000 transfer from the city’s cemetery endowment fund to the cemetery fund, to allow more cushion in y...

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