Tupelo passes FY13 budget

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – City leaders on Thursday passed a $32 million general operating budget and an $18 million capital spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

The City Council approved both with a 6-1 vote. Ward 6 Councilman Mike Bryan was the sole opponent.

Together, the budgets fund the daily business of city government, along with a host of major projects and purchases. Among them is a new indoor aquatic facility on which construction is set to start later this month.

Tupelo residents will see no tax increase as a result of the city’s spending plan.

Read the full story in Friday’s Daily Journal.

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