Bainbridge city council OKs biennial budget

The Bainbridge Island City Council approved its 2013-14 biennial budget on a unanimous, 6-0 vote Wednesday night.

The budget incorporates amendments made at its Dec. 5 meeting, including:

Eliminating the purchase of a public works truck and two new police patrol cars, totaling $221,000;

Canceling the repairs of the stairs at Waterfront Park, amounting to $14,000;

Including $25,000 in the budget for island trails in 2013 and 2014;

Including $25,000 in the budget for economic development in 2013 and 2014;

Moving $100,000 from litigation funds for technology improvements; and

Adding $192,000 to the 2013 roads preservation fund.

Mayor Debbi Lester was not at the meeting.



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