$166.6 million dollars will make up the 2013 Annual Budget for the City of Minot.
The budget proposal was delivered to City Council members for review this afternoon.
That total does include the $57 million in Community Development Block Grant funds --- but the new budget is also an additional $20 million more than 2012.
The $166.6 million has flood-control related money set aside for home acquisition and flood protection for the water treatment plant.
The budget also includes money for the new airport terminal as well as water and sewer expansion.
An alternate budget is also being presented to City Council that would add 62.5 public workers, including five firefighters and 15 police officers for an additional $4.3 million dollars.
(Cindy Hemphill, Minot City Finance Director) "We're anticipating our sales tax will go up a little bit because of the continued business in Minot due to the oil field. We're going to be getting a little more state aid distribution but it's quite the balancing act. There will be an impact to users. Water and sewer rates will be increased and different things like that but trying to balance it all, there will definitely be increases felt."
The City Council will discuss the proposed annual budget on Monday and a public hearing will be held on September 10th.