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FRUIT HEIGHTS APPROVES TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR 1989-90 WITHOUT ANY INCREASE IN TAXES

No tax increase is anticipated in the 1989-90 tentative budget approved this week by the Fruit Heights City Council. The council set a June 20 public hearing on the final spending plan for the city's fiscal year, which begins July 1.

Growth in sales tax revenue and fees generated by the justice court will bring in about $20,000 more than the past year, the council estimates, putting the general fund budget at $424,129.An increase in garbage pickup fees of $1.10 per month is the only tax or rate increase figured into the budget, according to City Administrator Belva Provost. The increase is needed to cover a higher tipping fee imposed at the county garbage-burning plant that goes into effect July 1.

The general fund includes a surplus estimated at about $35,000. "Any time we have a surplus it's returned to the general fund," said Provost. "It helps to keep our taxes down."