The vote means an 8 percent increase from the 9.27-mill property tax rate currently in Jacksonville.
The council took its first break of the morning around lunchtime today, following a vote on the millage rate increase which ended with a deadlock of 9-9. But Councilman Reggie Brown changed his vote to break the stalemate.
The budget, which includes the millage, passed 11-7, and is balanced.
Council President Jack Webb said the budget that passed was $4.3 million lower than the one proposed by Mayor John Peyton, which was $995 million.