City employees in Goshen are getting a 3.5 percent pay increase in 2017.
The budget did feature modest cuts. Michiana Partnership and the Community Relations Commission each saw cuts totaling $9,000 and $7,500 respectively. Bigger cuts to marketing and the Goshen Redevelopment Commission, however, were dismissed by council members.
The budget also features money for a new communications director for the mayor, a new Legal Department employee, a new civilian position in the Goshen Police Department, and $250,000 for new police vehicles.
Read more about the budget by going to the Elkhart Truth’s website.