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Police Department now five officers strong


Kimball Police chief Darren Huff is expecting more budget cuts to come in his department as the City of Kimball looks at a budget short fall of nearly $100,000.

The local Police Department, which is funded solely by property tax, the more stable of the tax bases, has weathered budget cuts in previous years and has continuously ended the fiscal year under budget.

“Property taxes primarily have been used to fund public safety – police and fire. In our case police have been getting the majority of that property tax,” Ortiz said. “In order to make things work the budget is based on the...

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