== Background ==
The General area is requesting a similar amount to
the what was budgeted last year. Last year's budget was $5000; nearing the end of the year almost half of that was unspent, but that was largely due to the fact that with the sprawl imminent, I felt it prudent to be frugal in case of unexpected expenses related to the expansion. In 2017 I expect to be more proactive in repairing and upgrading various infrastructure items around the space throughout the year.
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