The Budget Hearing for the City of Carthage was held April 21, 2009, in City Hall at 538 Wabash Avenue. Mayor Nightingale called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Answering to roll call were Aldermen Campbell, Smith, Fleming, Bentzinger, Neally and Walker. Treasurer Lunt was absent.


Mayor Nightingale reported that he had received a letter from the Mayor of Dallas City, Ruth Higgins. The local Red Cross chapter is experiencing a severe lack of funds and she was requesting support from other towns.


Alderman Walker reported that the National Chapter still owes the local Chapter $6000.00, but the National Chapter is experiencing short falls.


The Mayor and Council discussed and maintained their position of not providing financial assistance to organizations. The Mayor stated that it is a worthy cause and encouraged the individual Council members to support it on an individual basis.


Discussion ensued on the proposed 2009-2010 budget.


Motion to adjourn at 8:45PM. 




Katherine Graham

City Clerk