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St. Helens budget hearing next Wednesday

The St. Helens City Council and budget committee will hold a public budget hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.

During the hearing, information about the 2016-17 fiscal year budget will be presented to the public before the budget is approved by the committee and presented to the City Council. Highlights of the proposed budget include an increase in funds for the St. Helens Police Department code enforcement officer, increases in the parks maintenance budget and increases in personnel staffing for the St. Helens Public Library in order to restore lost hours of operation.