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A $68 million budget for new fiscal year

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Melrose will be run on a $68 million budget for fiscal 2014, which starts on Monday. The spending plan is a 3.2 percent increase over this year’s budget. City operations will receive $32 million and the school department will receive just over $26 million, according to a copy of the budget published on the city’s website, www.cityofmelrose.org. On the city side, the mayor’s office budget will increase 5.2 percent, which reflects a hike in the salary for Mayor Robert J. Dolan. On Jan. 1, 2014, Dolan’s salary will jump to $125,000, from his current $99,896 salary. In public safety, the police department budget will increase by 2.2 percent, to $3.6 million, while the fire department budget will remain level-funded, at $3.6 million. The school department will be funded with $24 million in city funding, a $250,000 grant, and $1.9 million from after-school programs, athletic fees, and other revenue sources.

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