City council adopts $24.1 million budget

By TODD HELBERG City Editor Published:

The agony that was Defiance City Halls 2004 budgetary process officially came to an end Tuesday night. Council unanimously pass-ed an ordinance approving its 2004, $24.1 million permanent budget which covered a $700,000 general fund shortfall with some one-time revenue sources. Spending was also restricted through wage freezes, a decision not to fill several vacant positions, the Winn Road compost sites closure and the elimination of the swimming pool season and part-time summer help.