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October 24, 2014, 11:10 am
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Springfield Aldermen Near Passage of New City Budget


The Springfield City Council is closer to passing a nearly $600 million budget.

 

Several amendments passed Tuesday, including two that would transfer nearly $80,000 to a contractual services line in the Council Coordinator’s office.

 

Alderman Cory Jobe says that move is an effort to bring about an inspector general position at the city, though initial details about the job was not immediately available.

 

Alderman Gail Simpson’s ordinance to take $260,000 out of reserves for the public library to be open more hours was withdrawn. Simpson says she wants aldermen to find ways to keep the library open for more hours.

 

A final vote on the budget is expected during a special city council meeting Wednesday.

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