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Langley presents budget to public

The Langley City Council will consider the 2013 budget in the second of two scheduled public hearings Monday.

Mayor Larry Kwarsick is proposing an $11.3 million budget. Although almost twice as large as the $5.5 million budget adopted in 2012, more than 50 percent of it is made up of unsecured funding.

It includes $2.8 million in loans, $3 million in grants and a $700,000 bond. Nearly all of that would be put toward a variety of infrastructure projects, from road resurfacing and waterline improvements to building a funicular and starting a pilot program for Sunday bus service between Langley and the Clinton ferry terminal.

The budget also includes the addition of a fourth police officer, a 4 percent cost of living increase for the city’s 13.5 staff and a 1 percent performance bonus awarded to six workers who earned enough points through a city employee incentive program.

State law requires the budget to be adopted before the end of the year.

 

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