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Winter Park City Commission meeting set for Sept. 25

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Winter Park City Commissioners are set to give their final approval for the fiscal year 2017/2017 budget.
by: Tim Freed Managing Editor

The Winter Park City Commission is on the verge of approving the budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal year, set for the agenda of today's meeting

On Sept. 15 during a rescheduled meeting, City Commissioners approved the budget on first reading, which included several changes since City Manager Randy Knight first presented the tentative budget earlier this year.

One of those amendments was the removal of police body camera funding, which as a result adds about $22,000 back to the city’s general fund and over $100,000 to the forfeiture fund.

Other changes included adding $150,000 toward traffic signalization improvements along Aloma Avenue and reducing the employee merit pay percentage by one-half of a percent, which saves the city about $60,000 across all funds.

Commissioners also plan to approve the millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year.

Tim Freed was the managing editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Southwest Orange Observer. He previously spent six years covering the Winter Park/Maitland area and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

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