Discussion of the Fiscal Year 2016 - 17 budget brought about some testy discussion at Alton City Hall Monday night.  The Committee of the Whole had in front of it a budget that reflects continued belt-tightening, but one elected official says this one went too far.

City Clerk Mary Boulds said the elimination of a second deputy clerk's position would further strain an office that is already too thin in her opinion.

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An amendment to restore the position was passed, but with the caveat that the position could only be filled with council approval.  The city has until the end of September to make budget amendments.

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