The Murfreesboro City Council will meet tonight (Thursday) to take up pay raises for some employees and will hear from the public on their proposed 127-million plus dollar budget. City Manager Rob Lyons is expected to recommend a three-and-a-half-percent raise plan for some full time employees. During the public hearing, the council will hear from concerned citizens about the proposed budget and after that, they're expected to take the first of three votes to approve the plan for the next fiscal year. The current budget proposal constitutes an increase of over four-percent, compared to the current year's budget. City leaders are balancing the budget using over four-and-a-half million dollars in reserves, with no tax increase for citizens required.