Public hearing on 2016 budget set for Aug. 17
The Jefferson City Council has approved a contract extension for Allied Waste that will keep the trash provider operating through May as the city prepares to potentially change providers.
Mayor Carrie Tergin’s draft 2016 budget includes a number of changes from the 2015 budget, but one that may prove to be a point of debate in ongoing budget discussion is the leasing of six police vehicles and one command vehicle for the Fire Department.
The Jefferson City Council is continuing its work on the draft 2016 budget knowing not everything will make it into the final budget, but there are already a large number of requests that didn’t make it into the mayor’s draft budget.
The mayor’s roughly $30 million general fund draft Jefferson City budget includes a number of changes from the current fiscal year, including purchasing or leasing new police vehicles and funding the fire training officer position.
Outside of the general fund budget, Jefferson City also has several enterprise funds, which are self-sustaining funds kept separate from the general fund.
Outdated fire stations require thousands in fixes
Though the Jefferson City Fire Department celebrated the opening of a brand new station last year, department officials say they are struggling with other outdated stations and would need about $160,000 to address the most immediate needs.
Council debates funds for MSP, Cultural Arts
The Jefferson City Council has begun its review of the proposed 2016 expenses, making it through nine departments in one meeting Thursday and making minimal changes so far.
Cpl. Justin Rollins started Tuesday evening at about 5 p.m., meeting with other employees of the Cole County Sheriff’s Department in a trailer at the Jaycees Fairground for a briefing on assignments for the evening.
$30 million projected in general revenue
The Jefferson City Council has begun work on the 2016 budget, projecting roughly $30 million in revenue for the general fund.
Preliminary work to be completed in November
The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is taking the lead on a project that seeks to access the riverfront from the south side of the Missouri River.