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Nelson police seek 3.2% budget increase

The Nelson Police Department is asking for a budget increase of $102,000 in 2018.

Chief Paul Burkart says that’s almost entirely due to wage increases for officers covered in their contract.

Burkart says the increase would be a lot more if not for concessions officers agreed to during bargaining.

The department also found some savings during an operational review.

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If approved the overall police budget would come to $3.2 million next year.

Burkart pitched the increase to city council this week.

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