HOLDING THE LINECity budget approved with no tax hike

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, September 12, 2012

After delaying a decision for one day, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday approved a $28.89 million fiscal 2013 general fund budget that goes into effect Oct. 1.

The vote means Vicksburg taxpayers will see increased taxes from the Vicksburg Warren School District, but not from Warren County or the city.

“We put a lot of hard work into one of the most difficult budgets we’ve put together,” Mayor Paul Winfield said. “It’s a challenge to provide the same quality of service with less.”

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The vote on the budget was 3-0, but South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman opposed funding for NRoute and the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport.

Beauman said he has questions about NRoute’s management. He believes the city does not have a big enough voice in VTR operations.