Interesting a non special called meeting, the Crossville city council approved their 2016-17 budget and an un changed tax rate of 63 cents.
The $3 million downtown sidewalk project was amended out with support of 3 council members including Danny Wyatt, Pamala Harris and Jesse Kerley. The city is looking at a dedicated sidewalk crew and will reopen discussion on the project when the numbers are presented at the July council meeting.
Even with the change, the budget was approved at $1.2 million in the red. Funds for project expenses and loan proceeds cancel each other out and the bottom line does not change.
Council also approved the radio system change so the city will use the new county radio system once radios are replaced.