linda cherry

The Murray City Council has passed its fiscal year 2015 budget, including a $250,000 capital project to finance the construction of a new fire station on the north end of town.

The action came at Thursday night’s meeting after the ordinance to adopt the budget’s second reading.

The Murray City Council is debating reducing the council's size, meeting load and number of committees.

City administrator Matt Mattingly prompted a lengthy discussion among council members at Thursday night's meeting after putting forth a proposal to reduce standing committees -  and cut city council meetings to one per month – in order to make the city more efficient.