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Infrastructure Big Part Of City Budget In 2012

City leaders in Pella are currently working on a budget for next year. City Administrator Mike Nardini says the budget for July 1st of this year through June 30th of 2012. He says the main focus of next year’s budget is infrastructure, adding that the challenge to infrastructure planning is making sure the revenue is there. Nardini says that in light of an economic downturn, the city must be mindful of the effects of tax or rate increases on residents. He says a major line item on the budget is improvement or replacement of approximately 20% of the cities arterial and collectory streets.