The monthly council meeting included discussion of the city's deficit and infrastructure needs.
The Terre Haute City Council approved a budget for the 2018 fiscal year in a meeting Thursday night, cutting roughly $2 million from the original proposal.
The council is seeking ways to eliminate expenses and build up a cash reserve as the city attempts to decrease a more than $8 million deficit.
At a meeting Tuesday night, council members looked at areas in the 2018 budget with increased spending, to evaluate possible ways to cut those costs.
The council spoke about potential changes to the budget in areas including roadwork, the sheriff's department and payroll.
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Terre Haute’s mayor Wednesday would not rule out the possibility that some layoffs may still be necessary to meet budget constraints.