The state is once again telling the city of Terre Haute to reduce its spending. This marks the second year the city has gotten the notice.
Golf courses Rea Park and Hulman Links have operated with an average deficit of nearly $500,000 per year since 2012.
The city council is hoping to limit the amount to $2 million in an effort to limit short-term borrowing.
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 bond will help pay for improvements to the city's sanitation system in order to meet federal mandates set by the Clean Water Act.
The meeting was the first opportunity for residents to give feedback on a proposed budget plan to help eliminate a more than $8 million deficit.
The council is required to approve a budget by the end of December. But Bennett says they’ll probably have one figured out by November.
Recent audits of the city's finances have led to a concern over the city's ability to continue operating as a municipality.
The City Clerk’s office, as well as council members, noticed many companies were not in compliance with their abatement renewal applications this year.