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City council approves budget

The Atmore city council approved a $10.7 million operating budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 at its meeting Monday night.

The most money budgeted was for subsidies and appraisals for $2,815,000. Atmore’s police department has an overall budget of $2,288,000.

In other business, the council:

• adopted a resolution to declare 49 properties as grass and weed nuisances. This is down from the 206 properties that were reported in violation in June;

• appointed Robert A. Johnson Jr. to the housing board and made Cereal Daniel an alternate member;

• reappointed Cynthia Rodgers to the Atmore Public Library board;

• approved an ABC License application for wine only at Coffee House LLC; and,

• approved the observance of Halloween for Mon., Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

-Andrew Garner