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Council approves $34 million budget


After a public hearing Monday at the community room of the Purcell Police Services Building, Purcell’s City Council approved a $34,180,321 budget for fiscal year 2023-2024.

The move came during the council’s regular June monthly meeting at the Community Room.

The budget includes nearly $2.5 million for the police department. The total for the police department is $2,472,438 while the budget for the fire department came in at $1,606,301.

The council approved a budget of $1,535,191 for the street department.

Topping the budgets in the Purcell Public Works Authority was the electric department with a budget of $5,553,024. PWA miscellaneous has a budget of $2,619,529.

Coming in over a million was the water department with a budget of $1,629,008 while the solid waste and sewer departments both came in just under a million with budgets of $945,323 and $916,399 respectively.

The next largest budget was the $738,095 for the golf course.

A budget of $1,560,000 was approved for capital improvements.

On the revenue side, leading the way was charges for services to the tune of $13,773,200.

The city is set to take in $8,562,000 in sales taxes.

“The sales tax revenue is expected to increase ,” city manager Dale Bunn said. “Salaries are up four percent.

“One item that went up significantly was IT in order to improve security so we don’t run into a ramsomeware situation,” the city manager said.


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