Warren approves $25 million budget

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren City Council Tuesday passed a $25 million general fund budget for 2016 that is nearly identical to last year’s budget.

According to the Tribune Chronicle, Councilman Eddie Colbert, D-7th Ward, said the work done in 2015, including merging the city’s 911 operaton with the county and a reduction in ranking officers in police department, will help the city end the year without a deficit and a small carryover.

The general fund pays for employees in all departments except for Community Development, which is covered by a HUD grant, and the water, wastewater and sanitation departments, which create their own revenue.

No layoffs are anticipated for 2016 as long as everything stays status quo, Colbert said.

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