Gardner is facing a $731,000 shortfall according to general fund projections presented to the city council on June 18.
According to information presented to the council, the city’s mill levy will remain steady at 23.107 mills.
The shortfall includes anticipated coverage of $200,000 in debt service “due to an estimated shortfall in the park sales tax fund,” according to a memo to the council.
The general fund includes $4.031 million for police, $2.51 million for parks and recreation, and $824,100 for administration.
Expenditures for 2012 were $9.274 million.
That compares with $9.978 million in 2013.
City of Gardner facing $731,000 shortfall for 2013