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Budget passes first council review

$27.49 million measure little changed from temporary; Murder victim, missing elderly couple recalled

It took less than half an hour Tuesday evening for the Bellefontaine City Council to work through its two-item agenda which included a first reading for a $27.49 million annual budget.


Indeed, as much was said about Tiffany Brown’s murder and the disappearance of Richard and Gladis Russell.

Councilman Mark Fissel asked for moment of silence for Ms. Brown, her family and the Russells during the opening prayer, while Mayor Adam Brannon and Police Chief Brad Kunze spoke of the tragedy in their reports.

Both praised the work of the officers, detectives and dispatchers as the department handled not only the Brown investigation but regular activity as well.

In the regular business, the proposed permanent budget has few changes from the temporary measure.

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