DECATUR-The City Manager Friday laid out plans for next year's budget. The city is ending this year with a small surplus, and there will be no job cuts and no tax raises in 2015. The city plans to continue current projects like dredging the lake, the Streetscape project, and replacing water meters while maintaining services. Mayor Mike McElroy says conservative spending over the past few years has paid off. "This is much better than it was a couple years ago," McElroy says. "And a lot of hard work, a lot of cuts, you never like to cut people, but those things had to be done." The city council will go over the budget at Monday night's council meeting in a study session. They'll then vote on it the first week in December.