Without any discussion, the Dickson City Council gave final approval to a $15 million budget for 2013-14 Monday night. The city is still waiting to set its property tax rate for the new fiscal year until it gets the final certified tax rate following a countywide reappraisal program. So far the preliminary figures from the reappraisal show overall property values declining, which means the property tax rates will go up in order to generate the same amount of revenue. Dickson’s current property tax rate is 90 cents per $100 of assessed value and municipalities in Dickson County have been given preliminary estimates of increases ranging from 1 to 3 cents while the county has been told to expect as much as a 6-cent increase. The Board of Equalization is expected to complete its appeal hearings this week and a certified rate could be available next week. The council likely will set the tax rate at its July 1 meeting. The budget approved on second and final reading during a brief meeting Monday includes $1,250 across-the-board raises for full-time city workers, $150,000 for the matching funds for the next phase of the downtown revitalization project, $50,000 as the first payment in an agreement to help the county pay off a loan for developing pad-ready sites in the industrial park and $8,000 for the city’s share of a fifth magistrate for the county. While the budget does not call for any additional revenue from property taxes, it does dip into the city’s reserves for almost $500,000 to balance.