BYRON -- City Council passed a $4.6 million budget for 2012 and had three officials sworn in during a special called meeting Wednesday.
Council passed unaltered the $4.6 million spending plan it received for review Dec. 12 and presented during a public hearing Dec. 21.
The budget is based on expected revenues of $4.7 million, an increase of $624,664 over 2011. The new budget gives city employees a 3-percent raise and sets the city up for an anticipated contingency fund of $172,715.
Byron’s new budget year begins Jan. 1.
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During the meeting, Byron Municipal Court Judge Laurens Lee swore in three incumbent city officials that voters returned to office in November. Mayor Larry Collins and Councilmen James Richardson and Farrell Bass all received the oath of office for their new terms.