However, the city is using a chunk of a $14.5 million surplus to pour into capital projects as well as its savings account.
The tax rate is slated to remain at 4.7 mills, while adding just one job: a civilian crime analyst with the Police Department.
The department has applied for a federal grant to add 11 officers to its 125-member force. The city's share if that grant is awarded would be about $270,000, which is included in the department's planned budget.
If the grant is not awarded, that money would roll into savings.
"It is expected, the way we budget conservatively, that we will end the year with an operating surplus," said Councilman Rusty Paul.
Public hearings on the budget will be held next Tuesday and June 9. The council is scheduled to adopt the final budget after a hearing on June 16.