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Bowie city leaders work to balance budget

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BOWIE, TX (KAUZ) -

Bowie city leaders are continuing to work to balance the budget.
This is due to sales taxes and a mild spring that affected their maintenance.
Tuesday night, the city council held a public hearing to inform the public on what has been done.
At a workshop, department heads were able to put a dent in the deficit.
    "Last week we had a workshop and trimmed roughly $274,000 out of the budget," Ricky Tow said, City Manager of Bowie.
That included cutting future maintenance items and eliminating vehicles and wish list items.
However, Bowie still faces a large deficit.
    "Using the numbers from the fall months, we are roughly about $2 million under on revenues," Tow said.
Tow does not see major cuts coming in the near future.
    "We feel pretty comfortable where we are currently at without any program cuts," Tow said.
The city council proposed a .02 tax increase.
Tow said that would give the city a $95,000 increase for 2016.
The city has also contacted the commissioners court to show the financial shortfall Bowie suffers providing EMS service to the southern half of Montague County.
No action is expected on that in the near future.
Tow said the commissioners court will discuss what the council provided them and report back to the city.
Once they receive input, the city will decide whether they want to eliminate EMS service outside city limits.

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