Leachville City Council passed the 2017 budget at a special called meeting Thursday, Jan. 26. The council approved the $1,248,169 total budget for all departments.
The Council voted to hire Casey Shepard as new officer with the police department.
The council agreed to increase cemetery lot prices from $125 to $300. The charge for opening and closing graves was increased to $250 during the week and $300 for weekends.