CARTHAGE CITY COUNCIL

BUDGET HEARING APRIL 21st, 2009

 

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