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Mayor Delivers 2020 State of the City Address, Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget

Mayor Steve Williams delivered his 2020 State of the City address and proposed fiscal year 2021 budget to City Council members on Friday, February 14.

Click here to read the mayor's speech in its entirety.

Click here to view the mayor's proposed budget. 

Highlights of the proposed budget include:

HUNTINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
- Funding for new rescue/ladder truck. This would be the third consecutive budget year that includes funding for a new fire apparatus
- 50 sets of turnout gear for firefighters (50 sets purchased this current fiscal year)
- Doubling the Fire Department’s training budget (from $25,000 to $50,000)
- Funding for one new executive officer position

HUNTINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
- 5 new police cruisers (16 police cruisers and 11 detective vehicles have been purchased last two years)
- Funding for one new records clerk position (will allow for expansion of HPD lobby hours for the public)
- Funding for one new forensic investigator position
- Funding for one new property/evidence clerk position

PUBLIC WORKS
- Funding for one new code enforcement officer position and vehicle (city currently has four code enforcement officers)
- $1.6 million for street paving (same amount as this current fiscal year)
- $750,000 for street repairs (pothole patching, bridge/culvert repairs, slip repairs, etc.)
- $100,000 for sidewalk replacement program

CONTRIBUTIONS
- Contribution of $200,000 to Huntington-Cabell-Wayne Animal Control Shelter (increase of $50,000 from this current year’s contribution of $150,000)

RAISES
- 5% raises for nonunion, administrative employees (excludes elected officials). Matches 5% raises granted to FOP, IAFF and AFSCME employees in FY 2021.

 

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