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Lebanon’s 2022 Budget Set for a Vote Monday

The city of Lebanon’s 15.3 million dollar proposed budget for 2022 is currently sitting on the table for public review. It was introduced last Wednesday during a special city council meeting.

Introduction followed two public budget hearings that were held at city council chambers and streamed live on the city’s YouTube channel.

Mayor Sherry Capello pored through the 30-plus page document during those hearings and unlike other mayors before her, found no opposition or question about the line items she proposed.

But there is at least one part of the budget still unsettled. It involves Lebanon’s 21 paid firefighters and the fire department management:

Current salary and benefits packages for the career firefighters, the fire commissioner and deputy fire commissioner currently stand at just over 1.16-million dollars.

Lebanon City Council gathers tomorrow afternoon for their pre-council work session. They will vote to adopt the budget this Monday night during their November voting meeting which takes place at 6:30PM in city council chambers at the Lebanon Municipal Building.