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Mayor Donald W. Ahlstrom said Thursday that he is disappointed with some of the changes made by the City Council in his 1991 budget, but on the whole, "it is a basically good budget."

The $19.8 million spending plan carries a tax increase of $2.08 per $1,000 of assessed valuation -- down more than $1 from the tax rate in the mayor's budget.

The mayor said the Council's decision to keep the Fairmount Avenue fire station open for another year would compound Jamestown's financial problems in the future.

"We had an opportunity to save the city some money," Ahlstrom declared. "They reversed that and I don't agree with it."

The Republican mayor could veto the budget but said he made no decision. Ten Democrats make up the 12-member Council.

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