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Crittenden budget discussion gets heated

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By Camille McClanahan

It got “hot” in Crittenden after Mayor Gayle Cayton proposed decreasing the fire department’s budget in the 2010-2011 budget.

Cayton presented the budget to the council on May 3. It called for decreasing the fire department’s portion but allocating more money for police.

If approved, the budget would decrease the amount paid to the fire department by $5,000 and increase the amount paid to the Grant County Sheriff’s office by $8,000.

“You’re going to decrease the fire department budget, but you’re going to increase the sheriff’s department by 5.2 percent?” Councilman Brian Barkley asked Cayton.

For more information, please pick up a copy of Thursday's Grant County News.