City passes 2017-2018 budget
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The Moab City Council approved its annual budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which begins July 1, during the regular council meeting on May 23.

According to Moab City Manager David Everitt, projected revenue for the city is expected to increase by 8.1 percent from last year.

The funds set aside for roadwork will also increase, Everitt said. In addition to standard maintenance costs, the city plans to use those road funds to implement traffic calming measures like speed bumps and other adjustments to road design, in order to address problems with speeding and vehicle noise in town, city officials said.

Under the new budget, commercial water rates will increase from a base rate of approximately $10 to $15 a month. The change is aimed at increasing revenue for the city water system to meet the costs of running the system, Everitt said.

Due to across-the-board salary increases the city council approved earlier this year, the recreation budget will also increase, Everitt said in a presentation to the city council on April 17. The city will draw on its general fund to cover the new expenses. Everitt noted that the city is currently paying for recreation facilities that serve both county and city residents.

The city plans to conduct rotating audits on city departments to assure that city funds are used efficiently in all departments, officials said.

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