Hopkinsville City Council tonight approved the second reading of the city’s operational budget amendment for fiscal year 2011-12 and heard remarks from several area residents concerned about the lack of sidewalks in high traffic areas.
Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin says the city is expected to spend $27, 230,000 out of $27,239,469 that has been budgeted and spoke about why the city’s capital fund balance was $232,586 in the negative.
Meanwhile, Martin gave a positive report concerning the city’s payroll tax collections and stated the city has collected $10,805,062 compared to $10,227,500 that was budgeted for ten months.
During public comments Hopkinsville residents, Tim Moore and Harry Allen expressed their concerns about the lack of sidewalks on Koffman Drive and Lafayette Road.
Allen told council members that sidewalks are desperately needed in those areas because students walk to and from schools on the roadways and are in danger of being seriously hurt by vehicles.
City Council then went into closed session to discuss industrial prospect incentives and proposed litigation and took no action.