COEBURN — Town water customers will see a rate increase in the fiscal 2019-20 municipal budget.

Otherwise, no tax, fee or rate changes are planned for the budget that will take effect July 1.

Town council will hold a public budget hearing Monday, June 10. Council aims to vote on the budget June 24.

The budget projects overall spending of nearly $2.49 million, a slight decrease from the current-year budget.

The budget includes a 5 percent water rate increase for the coming fiscal year, according to Town Manager Jimmy Williams.

The plan does not include pay raises for employees. The town will work on providing pay increases in fiscal 2020-21, Williams explained.

Coeburn faces increasing costs in the police operations, travel and training budgets. Those are due to added costs of sending uncertified officers to the regional law enforcement academy, according to Williams, who served as the department’s second-in-command until he recently was hired as town manager.

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