When Hopkinsville City Council meets Tuesday, they will consider final reading of the municipal budgets.
Appearing recently on the Early Bird Show, Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp said the operational budget for the city includes pay raises for city employees.
Mayor Kemp says the capital budget includes funds for beginning construction stages of the sometimes controversial Rails to Trails Project.
The mayor believes some skeptics of the trail may come over to his side regarding the trail once they see some of it completed.
The Rails to Trails project delayed passage of a capital budget last year after detractors succeeded in removing funding in the first reading, but some returning members who were absent the first time inserted the project back in during the next meeting. Council meets at 6pm Tuesday evening at City Hall.