The highlight of last night’s city council meeting was the presentation of the budget for 2013. The overall budget was decreased by 16 percent from last year’s with 1.6 million allocated to the capital improvement fund. Also on the agenda last night the mayor issued a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The council also appointed this year’s students to the city of Montrose Youth Council for 2012-2013 term. The students appointed are Ty Cary, Kaley Holyfield, Katelyn Hunt, Madeleine Stanton, Zhadow Trumbo, Zhaman Trumbo, Mikayla Unruh, Sierra Winfrey, and Nicholas Zowada.