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City expects to end year without deficit

Needs cooperation from Mother Nature

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City hall expects to end 2013 without a deficit – but only if there is just a single major snowfall before the end of December.

The city is projecting a $6.2 million operating deficit – down from $7.7 million in the previous quarter – but finance officials said further restraint will likely see the city end up the year in the black.

However, officials told the finance committee there is only $4 million left in the snow clearing budget for the year – enough funds to handle just one more major snowfall.

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