NORFOLK - After more than two months of work and preparation, the Norfolk City Council gave final approval to the fiscal year 2018-19 city budget at its meeting Tuesday night.
City Administrator Andy Colvin told council members this year’s budget meets and exceeds the needs of the community.
Colvin said one focus of the budget is improving Norfolk’s streets including the reconstruction of Braasch Avenue, which is divided up over a couple of budget cycles.
He also said the levy rate is increasing 3.45 cents to help fund flood control levee recertification.
Mayor Josh Moenning said he is pleased with the budget and it shows Norfolk is headed in the right direction.
“I think that we can appreciate the good work that the staff does to do as much as we can with the resources that we have. I read in the paper that the City of Ralston had to propose moving their levee to 71 cents per $100 valuation, and currently with this budget we’re looking at just under 30 cents” Moenning said.
The council voted to approve the budget on all three readings.