Hiram Council Members are expected to have a first reading on the city's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 tonight.
The city's $4.76 million budget includes $1.6 million in expenditures for the police department; $691, 272.90 in expenditures for the administrative department; $504,854.10 in expenditures for public works; $405,343.47 in expenditures for municipal court; and 111,148.38 in expenditures for the mayor and city council.
The council also is expected to have a public hearing on the city's 2012 tax digest and 5-year tax levy history. Hiram doesn't have a property tax, and the proposed millage rate of 2.479 mills is expected to be rolled back to zero, as it has been since 2007.
The city council meets will hold its work session tonight at 6 p.m. A called meeting for the public hearings will immediately follow. The city's proposed fiscal year 2013 budget, 2012 tax digest and 5-year tax levy are attached to this article.