One last round of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms is possible in the Brazos Valley through midnight. A few storms could be strong to severe, with damaging winds & hail being a concern. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Highest potential for severe weather is over the Northeastern Corner of the Brazos Valley.
The first of four council briefings on College Station's 2008 budget got underway Monday afternoon.
The council heard the $226 million budget, which includes the addition of seven firefighters, along with communications specialists for first responders and increases in the streets department.
Overall, it's a more than one percent drop from the 2007 plan, in part due to less budgeting for capital improvement projects.
"We still have a lot we're doing in our capital, a lot of things that we got underway this year that we'll be continuing, but in terms of new appropriations, overall the impact debt turns into a slight reduction," said Jeff Kersten, the city's chief financial officer.
Three more hearings and public input is still to come. Final approval is expected September 13.
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