- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Dec. 18, 2014
- "Hobbit" will Dominate Boxoffice; "Wild" & "Big Eyes" Slated for Debut
- Charleston Had only Three Hour Water Reserve when MCHM Spilled
- Buckeye Elite National Basketball Showcase To Take Place in Huntington This Weekend
- BOOK REVIEW: 'California Dreaming: Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State': Detailed Look at Three 'Agriburbs' in Sacramento, Los Angeles Areas
- OP-ED: Do Wars Really Defend America’s Freedom?
- OP-ED: Commemorate Universal Children’s Day: End Child Labor
- Huntington Pedestrian Killed Wednesday Evening:
- Holiday Garbage Pick Up Schedule Announced
- Will Smith, Cara Delevingne Cast as Super Villains in "Suicide Squad"
Budget Proposal Hearing Goes Smoothly, Only One Council Revision
Instead of individual departments justifying their requests, Williams presented the city's revenue and expenditures in a full picture before addressing line items.
His nearly $43 million dollar plus budget (before grants) reflects aggressive compliance and collections attributes.
As a result, instead, of three to four special budget sessions for presentation and adjustment of the general fund budget, the session concluded at about 1:30 p.m. with the scheduling of an after work session meeting Thursday, March 7.
"Hopefully , that's all we will need," said council chairman Mark Bates.
Councilman Scott Caserta complimented the Williams administration budget team, "You brought us a completely prepared budget. This was smooth."
The Mayor suggested "we passed this budget last year," referring to the "complexity" of re-working last fiscal year's proposal.
During the hearing, Williams explained that revenue income will be monitored on a weekly basis.Council passed one revision during the Saturday session. They requested that the city's budgeted $3,000 contribution to the City of Huntington Foundation be increased to $8,000.