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Homewood approves revised budget that turns deficit into surplus 

The Homewood budget for the next fiscal year that was approved Tuesday, includes changes made to a first draft that turned a deficit into a $75,000 surplus despite lowered revenues after the COVID-19 shutdown.

A draft budget presented to the board at its April 13 meeting by Finance Director Dennis Bubenik and Assistant Finance Director Amy Zukowski had a $172,604 deficit. The presentation did include potential spending cuts and revenue sources to close the gap, though.

Trustees asked financial staff to include both cuts and to generate more revenue in the final . . .

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Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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