Fairbury City Council approves 2018-19 budget

FAIRBURY, NE – The Fairbury City Council approved the city’s budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year at a meeting Tuesday night.

Fairbury’s property tax request for 2018-19 is set at $997,167 dollars. That’s an increase of 5.66 percent from the previous year.

The increase is all due to pool bonds. In June, Larkin Aquatics broke ground on the Fairbury Municipal Pool, which is expected to open in the summer of 2019.

The pool project is estimated around $3.5 million.

The city also set its total expenditure limit to $33,218,034 for 2018-19. Fairbury is expected to spend far less than this. The city’s total expenditures from 2017-18 are estimated at $18,780,650.

Other notes from Fairbury City Council:

  • The council approved a 2019 Family Pool Pass for Jefferson Community Health and Life’s annual Women’s Health Fair. The health fair falls on Sept. 26 this year.


  • Fairbury’s Bonham Theatre had liquor licenses approved for showings of Husker sports up through Oct. 24. In that time, the theatre will show Husker Football on Oct. 6 (@Wisconsin), Oct. 13 (@Northwestern), and. Oct. 20 (Minnesota). They’ll also show Husker Volleyball on Oct. 10 (Indiana) and Oct. 24 (@Ohio State). Admission is free, and doors open 45 minutes before each game.


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