ENM preliminary budget talks begin

By Patrick Fisher

Staff Writer

One percent was the consensus of the Elko New Market City Council at its Thursday, Aug. 11, meeting. That was the proposed tax impact chosen by the council for its preliminary 2012 budget.

City Administrator Tom Terry noted he needed direction from the council as to where to begin the preliminary budget. That began a lengthy debate where council members Tony Gabriel and Bob Hanna originally offered a growth of zero and fellow councilors Denise Schneider and Ken Sulich preferred beginning at a higher number and then working their way down.

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