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Colfax council discusses budget

Members meet for first workshop on city finances

COLFAX — the City Council met for its first 2023 budget workshop Monday, Oct 3.

Officials said this year’s fiscal plan is harder to develop due to inflation.

In discussing the parks budget, officials said irrigation costs remained the same, but they expect maintenance of about $20,000.

Parks revenue comes from the general fund, including property and sales taxes.

The city has $1.2 million in discretionary funds, as well, officials said.

The general fund also pays for police and fire departments, which are expected to cost $200,000.

There is $232,000 in revenue in reserves in the park budget, o...


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