SECTION 7.4  BUDGET HEARING.
   Before its final adoption, a public hearing on the budget proposal shall be held as provided by law.  Notice of the time and place of holding such hearings shall be published by the clerk in a newspaper having general circulation in the city at least a week in advance thereof.  A copy of the proposed budget shall be on file and available to the public during office hours at the office of the clerk for a period of not less than one (1) week prior to such public hearing.