By Paul Schmitt
As area municipalities work through budgets for the upcoming year, the City of Algoma has an early Christmas gift for residents. City Administrator Jeff Wiswell says even though the budget process is taking longer this fall due to a recent hiring of a new public works director and currently interviewing for a new police chief, taxpayers are getting some good news.
Wiswell says running the city is like running a household requiring new ways to receive funds to pay for the cost of inflation and new programs. He says Algoma is spending about $3.985 million for the city operating budget. Approximately $130,000 worth of changes were made to balance the budget.