Thursday, 16 May 2019 11:57

Councilors considering parade and library funding, homeless coordinator

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BANGOR - Budget season is underway in many Maine municipalities, including Bangor.

City councilors held a budget workshop Wednesday night and on the agenda were a few non-departmental items, including the Fourth of July 4 parade and the Bangor Public Library.

 

In the proposed budget, the library would be receiving an increase of more than $60,000.

 

"Most of the things we've seen increases on are in regard to labor and cost-of-living increases ... and health insurance. A lot of the increases you see are attributed to that," Council Chairwoman Sarah Nichols said.

 

One new item listed in the proposed budget is a homeless coordinator, however, Nichols said the city is seeking a grant to help with that.

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