The city of Crawfordsville has begun workshopping its 2018 budget, and Mayor Todd Barton says employee retention is a priority.
The city will offer a 2-percent salary increase for municipal employees.
And Barton says departments such as Parks and Recreation are getting more money to improve the city’s quality of life.
“We’re going back and we’ve really assessed where we are with that tax levy and we’re comfortable in making some increases,” he says. “I’ve directed the parks department to step it up a notch. We need good, quality parks for our citizens.”