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Huntsville City Councilman presents copy of FY24 budget to residents for feedback

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A Huntsville City Council member held a meeting Monday to get feedback from residents on the city’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget and general concerns they have about their community.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle presented the nearly $313 million proposed budget at last week’s city council meeting. As the city continues to grow, Mayor Battle says the demands on city services also evolve. He believes that the proposed budget meets these requests.

Huntsville District 4 Councilman Bill Kling held open hours at the downtown public library Monday evening.

During the walk-in meeting, Kling presented a draft of the proposed $312,814,218 operating budget for residents to review, ask questions and provide feedback.

In the budget, Kling says about $19.5 million is earmarked for road resurfacing and repairs. He is also pushing for street sweepers to be placed in each of the five districts.

“This is a record amount and I think it’s a good thing. Additionally, we have a good amount of money for sidewalk repair and maintenance. There’s also a good amount of money for drainage,” Kling said. “These are good things we have. We can take care of our neighborhoods – take care of what we already have. It’s not just about expanding and growing, but about taking care of what we already have. »

Council members will hold a work session on Thursday, September 21, at 5 p.m. to review the budget in more detail. This meeting will be broadcast live on HSV TV.

The budget is scheduled for final approval at the regular council meeting on Thursday, September 28, in time for the start of fiscal year 2024 on October 1.

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