Marion City Council is considering passing restrictions that would require the city administration to receive approval from council for any expenditures outside of day to day operations.

At the Oct. 6 meeting, council held the budget at second hearing rather than passing it on to a third and final reading and budget adoption. Some members questioned the priorities in the budget as presented. Officials said holding the budget at second reading was a response to Mayor Jess Alumbaugh not agreeing to $1,000 per month hazard pay for city front line workers and the ongoing Old YMCA lawsuit spending.

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