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(Galesburg, IL)  –  During the work session of the Galesburg City Council on Monday, there was discussion of the possibility of lowering property taxes and instituting a utility tax so balance the budget for 2013.  however that topic was met with some apprehension.  A presentation was made to members of the city council on the proposed 2013 revenues and expenses for the city.  The current projections say that expenses will increase by about 4.4-percent.  Revenue is expected to increase by about 5-percent.  Officials making the presentation say that much of the increased revenue would come from the new utility tax.  That tax would provide to the city funds of about $1.2-million in 2013.

 

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