Berne City Council members got their first glimpse of the city's proposed $2.2 million budget for 2012 on Monday evening. The spending outline for next year includes a general fund budget of just over $1.5 million — an increase of just $38,000 over this year's spending blueprint.
"It's a skinny budget," said clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller during a review of the document. "You don't want to spend more than you take in — like some cities do."
Despite a request earlier this year from board members of the South Adams Senior Center for financial assistance from the city for the day-to-day operations of the center, the 2012 budget unveiled before Berne City Council on Monday contained no such appropriation.
A 23-year-old Wells County man who has been living in Berne is in the Adams County Jail this morning, accused of robbing the Walgreen Pharmacy on 13th St. in Decatur on July 18.
Caleb B. Sain turned himself into authorities on Monday.
Contacted by Decatur police Detective Mike Mahan on the telephone, Sain said he would meet authorities at a motel in Fort Wayne. He was picked up and returned here.
No bond has been set for the holdup suspect.