Little protest toward proposed Logan budget

There appeared to be little protest toward the 2009-10 budget that Logan Finance Director Rich Anderson proposed to the Municipal Council on Tuesday.Anderson, dealing with a recessing economy and a slowdown in the number of construction projects in Logan, proposed a budget to the council that required no jobs to be cut and no tax increases for residents.Although no property tax rate was proposed as part of Anderson’s budget, he said the city would be receiving additional revenue because of growth, and that will result in an increase of revenue.”That would be a five dollars coming to the general fund, whichwe’d put entirely towards transportation projects, and an increaseof three to four dollars which would be used for just library operationsand maintaining the services that we have,” Anderson told the council. Anderson said that even though Logan is weathering the financial storm better than most cities, the new budget is tight. While it’s nice for no jobs to be cut within the city, there was no room in the budget for pay raises, and employees will be paying a higher deductible for health benefits.Also, Anderson noted, there’s no room in the budget for capitol building projects.

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