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Posted by Randy on 2014/4/2 4:37:33 (564 reads) News by the same author

While officials are in the midst of developing the next city of Trenton budget, Trenton Mayor Nick McHargue has called for a special meeting of the city council to review what's listed in the announcement as “the Mayors' budget.”
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The city council meeting begins at 7 o'clock Wednesday night at the city hall and is open to the public.

When contacted this morning, Mayor McHargue said he'll have budget figures to present to the council Wednesday night. City of Trenton budgets typically are prepared by the administrator and city clerk in collaboration with the council and Mayor. Doctor McHargue pointed out the Governor and the President present their budgets to their respective legislative bodies.

The finance committee to the city council met last night continuing budget discussion. City administrator Kerry Sampson said nothing final has been determined, nor recommended, for presentation to the council. He expects the finance committee will have another meeting although the date hasn't been set. Officials previously indicated they want the council to consider adopting the fiscal year budget on April 14th.

While he doesn't have a vote in the matter, Mayor McHargue stated he doesn't like to see the council balancing the budget on what he called “the backs of employees.” He's referring to a proposal that would reportedly withhold money from an employees' paycheck in order to continue to offer health insurance to their dependents.

Doctor McHargue says the city would save 13 thousand dollars if payments were eliminated to the eight city councilmen.

He's also advocating combining duties of the city administrator and community developer thus saving the costs of one position.

City Administrator Kerry Sampson said the meeting last evening was attended by a number of employees in addition to city officials, councilmen, and the mayor.
He said no decisions or recommendations have been finalized regarding pay raises.

While facing increased premiums for the second year of a health insurance plan, Sampson reported city employees are to be re-surveyed about a couple remaining options regarding health insurance. Coverage via a bid basis was awarded last year to Blue Cross Blue Shield and local agents Bob Barnes and Larry Bunnell. There are 82 employees when considering City AND Trenton Municipal Utility workers.

Also facing the city is a new fee, one that's associated with the federal affordable health care act.

The fiscal year for the city of Trenton begins one month from now; on May 1st.

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