Corinth adopts budget for 2013

By The Associated Press

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The city’s Board of Aldermen had adopted a budget for 2013 that makes no changes to property taxes.

The Daily Corinthian reports city employees will get a pay increase in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

The raise will be 5 percent or 50 cents an hour, whichever yields the greater increase.

A separate pay proposal for sewer department employees is under discussion and will be considered at the board’s meeting this coming week.

The property tax rate, including the school district, holds at 95 mills. The total budget is $9.96 million.

The board received requests from outside agencies totaling $503,950. A total of $335,970 will go to 14 different agencies, including the Red Cross, which was added to the funding list this year.

The board did not discuss specifics of the proposed tourism office budget. However, the city budget states that of the 1 percent of the tourism tax directed to the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, $250,000 will be allocated to Crossroads Arena and $50,000 to previously funded events such as the Grand Illumination.