A public hearing will be held during the October 15 meeting of Berne City Council to give local residents the opportunity to comment on the city's proposed 2014 operating budget.
The council on Monday authorized publication of a maximum budget for next year based on an assessed property valuations in the city of $103 million, a figure that is down from $107 million in 2013. The total tax liability for residents next year, based on that number, would be $1.13 per $100 of assessed personal property value.
The 2014 budget, which totals $2.53 million, sets anticipated General Fund spending at $1,719,750, an increase of only some $15,000 for this year's budget figure.
Clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller described the decision to advertise the budget "the first of several hoops we have to go through" in adopting the 2014 spending blueprint.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.