It’s budget time in the Panhandle, and Canyon is getting down to the bottom line.

The vote is scheduled to take place at next Monday’s meeting at 4:30 p.m.

The budget proposal will raise total property taxes, more than last year’s budget by 551-thousand, 572 dollars,  and from that amount, $141,282 is tax revenue being raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

Some of the items that are expected to get the benefit of the extra money include an Increase to the fire department by 3 full-time firefighters, a 3 percent merit adjustment for all existing full-time employees, and an  increase in spending general fund capital improvement plan projects