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DEFIANCE EYES BUDGET

The 2014 bud­get option before Defi­ance City Coun­cil was given a first look Tues­day night.

Fol­low­ing a first read­ing, coun­cil let lie the ordi­nance which would approve the bud­get, six days after the county’s board of elec­tions cer­ti­fied that the city’s 0.3-percent income tax for police and fire ser­vices passed. Nearly 400 votes that were uncounted on Elec­tion Day, but were tal­lied last Wednes­day swung a 15-vote deficit into a 28-vote win.

The Cres­cent News reports that the bud­get ordi­nance is expected to receive a sec­ond read­ing next week.

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