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June 18, 2013

City budget gets OK: Despite majority support, error forces 2nd vote Friday

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ENID, Okla. — Rainy day

The commission also approved $730,000 from the city’s rainy day fund, a $6 million coffer that has sat untapped for several years. The money will be paired with another $1.3 million from the general fund to expand the Enid Trail System.

Timm was the lone dissenting vote, and said he has a problem taking money out of the rainy day fund for trail improvement instead of a disaster.

“We have no idea when it’s going to happen,” he said.

Commissioner Tammy Wilson defended the vote, saying that the trails are a priority for the city.

“And I think if we get hit by a tornado, $5 million is still going to be a pretty good chunk of money,” she said.

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