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Budget, taxes top issue for Ward 5 council candidates
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MONROE - The budget and taxes wins hands-down among the three Ward 5 aldermanic candidates as the most pressing issue the city is facing.Ward 5 Alderman incumbent Charles Koch; Tyler Schultz, currently Ward 10 Alderman running in Ward 5 under new redistricting boundaries; and Scott Golackson, a local businessman and newcomer to politics, say the city is facing a lot of challenges this year, but balancing the budget, without raising taxes, stands out as the top issue needing a solution. "Staying within the state mandate is going to be tough," Koch said. "We pretty much trimmed the budget as much as we could and cut out some services, like Spring Clean-up (Days) and a lot of others.