"City slates hearings on tax, budget" by: Mike Reddell

   An 11th hour attempt to raise Bay City Police Department salaries at city council’s final budget workshop Wednesday, Aug. 7,  drew an intensive hour-long discussion that in the end didn’t move the needle to raise taxes to pay for higher BCPD salaries.
   At council’s regular meeting later that day, Councilman Bill Cornman moved to raise the city’s proposed tax rate of 65.55 cents per $100 valuation to 67.55 cents, but there was no second.
   That was surprising since at least two other council members, Becca Sitz and Julie Estlinbaum, expressed support at the budget workshop for additional city funding for BCPD salaries.
   Mayor Robert Nelson did not cast a vote.
   He did say on Friday there would be more salary discussions within a couple of weeks 

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