(Columbus) The Columbus City Council got a first look at the preliminary budget for 2023 this week. The proposed document includes estimated expenditures of $4.49-million dollars, a $90,072 dollar jump from 2022. The projected tax levy is $2.21-million dollars, an increase of $12,000 dollars from the current year. The mill rate is not known at this time. There are two key dates coming up in the budget approval process. A listening session for the public is scheduled for Tuesday (October 25) with final adoption slated for November 15.