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towns are preparing their 2014 budgets, one local community is seeing something
they haven't seen in years: a balanced budget.
through his first terms as mayor of Tiffin, Aaron Montz has seen his city
change for the better. When he came into office, Montz inherited a general fund
with only $163,000. Two years later, it's projected to be at $1.9 million, and
it doesn't stop there: The pesky budget isn't so pesky anymore.
forecasting for the first time what we hope to be a balanced budget, meaning
that we're not spending more than we take in," Montz said.
top of that, more retirements in the police and fire departments could mean
additions to staffing. The city's credit rating is likely to improve, and now,
the city pool and fireworks display will no longer need donations.
been a combination of cuts, increasing job opportunities in the community, the
income tax returns are up," Montz said. "There's been a lot that's been going
into it to make this a better community, and we are extremely excited to say
that we finally have turned things around in Tiffin."
people are asking Montz if he has plans to run for a Seneca County commissioner
seat. He says no, he has plenty of work still to do in Tiffin and he's happy
course, it's not just one person that is responsible for the changes. Mayor
Montz says he owes much of the city's success to a council that works together
despite party affiliation.
has to be one of the greatest working relationships I've seen, and I think a
lot of it comes from the leadership at City Hall, showing that we're not about
the labels of the Ds and the Rs, we're all about making Tiffin and Seneca
County a better place to live," he said.