The Bastrop City Council will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The public hearing is a chance for Bastrop residents to voice any opinions or concerns with the council before they vote. The item is on the agenda for the special called meeting that will follow the public hearing. During the special called meeting, the council will vote whether or not to amend the current budget that began July 1, 2013 and ended June 30, 2014 and whether or not to adopt the budget for the upcoming fiscal year which begins July 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015.
According to City Clerk Sandra Goleman, there are a few changes from last year's budget that will be reflected in the upcoming budget. There will be a 2 percent raise for firemen that have been here for three years as of July 1st and less than 23 years as of July 1st. This change has been added due to a new state law. Also, health insurance and retirement have both gone up.
Tonight's public hearing will begin at 5 p.m. in the courtroom at city hall at 202 E. Jefferson. The special called meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.