Washington City Council agrees to roll over the 2013-14 budget

By WEEK Producer

March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- New Thursday night, the Washington City council discusses a plan to roll over the current fiscal year budget due to tornado recovery.

The council says without the cost of tornado expenses, the city stayed within the budget, even with the cost of this year's winter.

City administrator, Tim Gleason proposed re-adopting the 2013-14 budget due to uncertainties following the November tornado.

Even with money from government -- the mayor says there are still some funding questions that need to be answered for the 14-15 fiscal year.

"All the unknown with the 45 millions dollars that the governor has pledged to help us, it'll be through grants and things, and we'll have to apply for those, not knowing if it'll be 100 percent reimbursement, or if it's going to be 85 percent or 75, we're not sure," said Washington mayor Gary Manier. "So we're going to have to, it's kind of a working document, so we're going to roll over the 13-14 budget."

The current budget is set at 18.8 million dollars, and is not expected to increase, at least as of now.

The City council will consider setting a 2014-15 budget in September.

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