State and federal grants will fund the rest, Martin said.
The dispatcher should start July 1 and the police officers in October.
The city will spend $84,800 this fiscal year to start buying equipment for the officers, including four police vehicles, Martin said.
The new budget is $8 million higher than this year's $65 million budget.
City officials made $113,700 worth of changes to the budget before approving it.
- Delaying hiring a data processing network administrator until January or contract out those services, saving $10,700.
- Putting off marking the single lane on Locust Street for at least a year, saving $30,000.
- Delaying purchase of a new pickup truck for Municipal Golf Course for at least a year, saving $16,000.
- Funding $30,000 in railroad crossing markings this year rather than next.
City officials decided not to delay making a part-time planning position full-time until Jan. 1, which would have saved $8,000. That position will become full time on July 1.
The city's property tax rate will remain at $1.70 per $100 of assessed value.
Council members William Breichner, Susan Saum-Wicklein, Lewis Metzner and Fred Kramer voted to adopt the budget.
Other highlights of the budget include:
- Two ladder trucks for Western Enterprise and Pioneer Hook & Ladder fire companies.
- Public Square renovations.
- Water and sewer facilities upgrades.
- A new police dispatch system.
- A "Home Store" to promote home ownership by offering information and assistance to home buyers.