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RICHMOND COMMON COUNCIL PASSES 2016 BUDGET

(Richmond, IN)--Richmond Common Council passed next year’s budget Monday night.  The budget passed 7-2.  It does not include a pay raise for city employees next year, but those employees now are in line for a stipend at the end of this year.  The stipend will be funded when the Richmond Sanitation Department makes a payment in lieu of taxes to the city.  Clay Miller opposed the budget due to a lack of park funding.  Misty Hollis opposed it, citing a lack of contributions to the employees’ health fund.