Columbia City Council to Vote on How to Spend 2012 Budget Surplus

4 years 11 months 1 week ago Monday, June 17 2013 Jun 17, 2013 Monday, June 17, 2013 6:51:00 AM CDT June 17, 2013 in News
By: Collin Ruane

COLUMBIA - While several cities across Missouri are struggling to keep balanced budgets, Columbia city council members will discuss ways to spend more than $600,000 left over from a $1.9 million budget surplus.

In May, the city council allocated almost $1 million to various city programs. A month later, it set more than $300,000 aside for improvements to the J.W. Boone Home in Columbia.

The bill, which is set to be voted on Monday night, sets aside $300,000 to various infrastructure projects throughout the city. $150,000 would be used to help small business startups in Columbia, and Central Missouri Community Action would receive $50,000 to grow its microloan program.

The bill is expected to pass at Monday night's meeting which begins at 7 p.m. at Columbia City Hall.

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