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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax approves $3.88 million budget


December 10, 2020

COLFAX — The City Council approved a $3.88 million budget Monday night for the 2021 fiscal year.

The budget totals $3,877,232, which is $74,991 more than last year.

The extra expenditure mostly goes toward paying for another police officer.

The budget includes money to replace concrete panels in the river as it runs through town, which is to be funded by an increase in the monthly storm drain fee (from $2.30 to $5).

The city has also received a $250,000 grant over three years for help in adding two new police officers.

“We were behind on the storm drain fee,” Mayor Jim Retzer said...

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