WEIRTON — The town’s Finance Committee is recommending two end-of-year price range revisions, following its assembly Wednesday, in addition to an software for industrial entry highway funding from the state.
Finance Director Diana Smoljanovich famous town had acquired gross sales tax numbers for March and April, with $203,000 coming in for March, and roughly $250,000 in April.
“We’re nonetheless going to return in decrease than we anticipated,” she mentioned, noting she didn’t really feel income losses for the final a part of the fiscal yr can be as dangerous as anticipated.
Income from gaming institutions and constructing permits have been down, she famous.
She mentioned she want to take a look at making contributions into town’s Wet Day Fund. The contributions would come roughly three months after town transferred $1 million from the fund to help with income issues, though Smoljanovich mentioned none of these funds have been wanted.
“We haven’t touched any of what we took out,” Smoljanovich mentioned.
Smoljanovich famous, because the fiscal yr involves a detailed, she has been taking a look at any unused, and unneeded remaining funds to place towards the 2020-21 fiscal price range.
“I went to every division and took out no matter I knew I might,” she mentioned.
A revision is also proposed for town’s Coal Severance price range, which incorporates roughly $61,500, with funds to be spent towards the acquisition of a automobile for the Sanitation Division and one automobile for the Weirton Police Division.
The acquisition would go away roughly $2,500 within the fund.
Members of the committee thanked Smoljanovich and her employees for his or her work in current months, as town has needed to make cost-saving measures in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve been accountable and I haven’t heard one criticism about lack of service,” Ward three Councilman Fred Marsh, chairman of the committee, mentioned.
The town is also transferring ahead on plans to use for a $19 million BUILD grant to help with growth in north Weirton.
“That is for the Frontier property,” Smoljanovich mentioned of the decision to submit an software to the West Virginia Division of Transportation for the fiscal yr 2020 Industrial Entry Street Program.
In different enterprise, the committee additionally really helpful a decision to resume an annual upkeep and help settlement with Mountaineer Laptop Techniques at a value of $6,625.
Smoljanovich mentioned the contract was the identical as in earlier years, with the one change being a $50 enhance in price.
All suggestions will go earlier than Weirton Council for approval throughout its assembly Monday night.
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