Lebanon Reporter

November 30, 2012

Gasoline prices take toll on city budget

By Sarah Lang

Lebanon — Higher gasoline costs this year have caused the fuel line in the Lebanon city budget to be depleted too quickly.

So, at Monday’s meeting, the Lebanon City Council approved an additional not-to-exceed $60,000 to be placed there from the rainy day fund.

The council also approved $1,000 each to be given to the Shalom House and the Lebanon Welfare League from the food and beverage fund.

Kathy Lukes of the Shalom House requested the money to help with the What’s for Lunch? program. The program feeds children on free and reduced school lunches during breaks from school, like the upcoming winter break. Last school year, the program handed out 15,000 lunches. This year so far, Lukes said they have given out 2,600 lunches.

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