Branson postpones 2022 budget reading

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BRANSON, Mo. – The Branson Board of Aldermen has postponed the reading of the proposed 2022 budget. 

The board of aldermen meeting lasted until 12:30 a.m., roughly six and a half hours long. One of the big-ticket items was the first reading of the budget.

“We’re not going to be voting on the budget this evening,” Mayor Larry Milton said. “We’re going to be postponing that.”

The board postponed 13 items including appointments, and renewing contracts. One thing Milton wanted to address before the end of the meeting was wages for public safety.

“We want to look at a wage increase across the board, all employees,” Milton said. “The wages across the board would include the pay plan for Branson PD and I would like with board approval some options.”

After saying this, Milton looked over at Dobbins.

“If I’m saying something the board doesn’t agree with please speak up,” Milton said.

In 2017, voters approved a public safety sales tax, which increased the sales tax to create wage increases for BPD and the Fire department. Now, officers are wondering where that money is, and if they’ll get it.

Milton called a special meeting for October 28th at 10 a.m. to discuss changes in the budget.

The first reading of the proposed budget has been moved to November 18th at 1:30 p.m. to receive further information from the Finance Department. The second reading will happen on December 14.

The meeting and all discussions can be heard on the Branson city website at BransonMo.Gov/Livestream

The proposed 2022 budget can be found on the city’s website, BransonMo.Gov, in the “Reports” section under “Financial.”

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