By Cameron Rasmusson
The Sandpoint City Council approved a budget of $40,136,717 for fiscal year 2018 on Wednesday night.
Council members opted not to give elected officials a raise starting next term, moving that money instead toward the downtown revitalization project. The proposed raises would have increased the mayoral salary from $14,400 to $18,447 and council salaries from $4,800 to $8,004.
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