Bond proposal moves forward

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Seymour residents could see cuts to services over the next four years if the city doesn’t issue $2 million in bonds now for capital improvement projects, officials said.

To avoid these cuts, the Seymour City Council moved forward Monday with a plan that will increase local property taxes but will allow the city to spend money on items that council member Lloyd Hudson said are long overdue and needed. With the additional funds, the city plans to improve roads, purchase new recycling totes, replace tornado sirens and the water slide at Shields Park, and buy new police cars.

“This deals with items that we just can’t cover in our normal budget,” Hudson, chairman of the finance committee, said of the bond proposal.

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