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Mayor Hodges Memo to City Council Re: 2021 Budget Approval (September 10th, 2021)

Charlestown City Council

304 Main Cross Street

Charlestown, IN 4 7111

Re: 2021 Budget Approval

Dear Council Members,

During the 2021 Budget Hearing and presentation for first reading on September 8th, council members raised questions and offered recommendations for modification of certain line items in the budget. This memorandum provides responses to those issues that were not fully addressed on the floor and/or need further clarification. In summary, the proposed changes:

- Reduce engineering fees from $25,000 to $5,000

- Reduce financial advisor fees from $25,000 to $5,000

- Add a line item for Council promotions of $10,000

- Add a Sports Director position in the Parks Department at $25,000

- Add a line item in the Parks budget for sport camps at $8,000

- And reduce the base pay salary of police officers by $1,000 each for a total reduction of $17,330.

I would like to address each of these proposed changes and make a formal recommendation for proceeding in the budget process:

Read the complete letter via the PDF below:

Council Letter 09_10_2020
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September 8th, 2020 Charlestown City Council Meeting

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