Montgomery City Council unanimously passes 2019 budget, raises garbage pick-up fee

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The Montgomery City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange‘s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 Tuesday evening.

The slightly more than $252 million budget was approved only after several amendments were added, including a 3 cent per gallon gas tax increase, a reduction of the garbage pick-up from two days a week to just one, as well as $3 increase to garbage fees. The garbage fee increase will save the city about $2.2 million.

Charlie Jinright (the City Council president) gets a lot of credit,” Strange said according to the Montgomery Advertiser. The council president proposed all of the ordinances Tuesday that successfully bridged the gap between individual council member’s desires and the mayor’s original budget.

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