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Council expected to adopt budget tonight
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    The proposed budget does not include a tax increase and the city will roll back the millage rate later in the year to account for the property reevaluations done last year.
    While the city won't be increasing taxes, they are expected to increase the fees charged for both water and sewer service as well as sanitation pickup by two percent each.
    Neither of those rates have been adjusted in the past seven years and are needed to keep pace with inflation, said George Wood, city manger for Statesboro.
    For residential sanitation service, the increase represents about a quarter a month.
    Other items on the city's agenda include:
    - a motion to either award a bid on furniture for the new police department or to reject all the bids and rebid it;
    - a motion to award a bid in the amount of $115,530 to Woods Contracting Inc. for the Savannah Avenue extension and Rucker Lane concrete construction;
    - a motion to award a bid in the amount of $20,350 to Melton Painting Company for exterior refurbishment of the Averitt Arts Center;
    - a motion to approve the final plat for the In the Grove subdivision;
    - a motion to approve Lotts Creek Developers request to participate in the city's subdivision incentive program for the upcoming fiscal year for an approximately 20 acre development on Cawana Road.
    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the city hall council chambers.
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