Elkton City Council passed first reading of its budget for the upcoming fiscal year Thursday evening, which includes no tax increases.
The vote was unanimous to approve the 5.6 million dollar spending plan presented by Mayor Nancy Camp, who said all city employees will see a pay raise.
Mayor Camp says work to improve the condition of the city’s water system have fixed inefficiencies and have meant big savings.
The budget also includes 196-thousand dollars in grant money received to install new curb, gutter and sidewalks on South Streets Avenue.
In other action at the special-called meeting, council approved the hiring of Elkton native Jeff Trauber as the city’s attorney. We’ll have a separate story on that in the coming days.