Goshen’s city budget passes with both cuts and raises

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City employees in Goshen are getting a 3.5 percent pay increase in 2017.

The Goshen City Council approved the $37.7 million budget for 2017. The increases are intended to offseat 2 to 4 percent increases in health insurance next year, according to the Elkhart Truth.

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.

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