GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro City Council has approved a $535 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

On Tuesday, city leaders approved the budget by a vote of 6 to 3. The property tax rate will stay the same, but rates for water and sewer will increase.

If you live in the city, your bill will go up about $1.38 a month and outside of the city by about $5.69 per month. The increase will pay for on-going water and sewer maintenance and other replacement needs.

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City leaders also increased a pay raise of city employees, firefighters, and police.

The new budget goes into effect on July 1st.