The Auburn City Council passed its FY2013 budget last week, but it took the vote of the mayor to break a tie. Mayor Linda Blechinger cast the tie-breaking vote to pass the $2.85 million general fund budget. The council also hiked city water fees by $3 per month for senior citizens and $5 per month for everyone else. The new rates will go into effect Oct. 1 and are expected to bring in $156,000 in additional revenue.
For the full story, see the Sept. 26 issue of the Barrow Journal.