McComb Facing Budget Shortfall This Year

11/14/17 – 5:25 A.M.

McComb officials have concerns about a possible budget shortfall for 2017. The Courier reports council members talked about the budget during their Monday meeting. The chairman of council’s Finance Committee lobbied for a spending freeze on nonessential items in the general fund.

Councilman Jim Clark says the issue is more residents are retiring. He adds that causes income tax collections to fall. Clark also says less business activity means less money in the general fund.

Mayor Chuck Latta said council should, “be very tight and careful the rest of the year.”

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