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Williamstown City Council passes budget

From left, Williamstown City Council members Marty Seufer, Barbara Lewis, Jim Stage, Jim Parker and Mayor Jean Ford held their meeting outside Tuesday due to health concerns. (Photo Provided)

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown City Council passed its $1,932,000 budget at Tuesday’s meeting.

Due to health concerns, the meeting was about five minutes long, only passing the 2020-2021 budget and was held outside so that members of council would not be too close to each other.

“We do not have any big projects planned for the 2020-2021 budget year, although we wish we did,” said Williamstown Mayor Jean Ford. “We just don’t have the funds available to us to conquer too many projects.”

Most budget line items were unchanged from the current budget, other items saw small increases or decreases, but there were no major shifts in spending.

“We are doing some proactive things to maintain what we have, such as crack sealant in our roads, widening some streets and sidewalk work,” said councilmember Marty Seufer.

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