Articles Tagged “budget”

  • City Council Budget Reviewed

    At Tuesday night’s Huntsville City Council session, Finance Director Steve Ritter presented adjustments to the City’s budget overseen by City Manager Matt Benoit. In regard to cost-cutting measures, the budget plan could still eliminate eight…

  • Commissioners’ Court Holds Tax Rate Public Hearing

    Monday morning it was a standing-room-only crowd in Walker County Commissioners’ Court, as they held a public hearing in consideration of increasing the tax rate to 67.78 cents per $100 valuation. Those who spoke before…

  • Voters for Lower Taxes PAC Formed

    A political action committee, has been formed in reaction to Walker County Commissioners’ Court proposal to raise taxes. Voters for Lower Taxes, or VOLT, was put together a few weeks ago to influence commissioners to…

  • HISD Board Approves Tax Rate and Budget

    The HISD Board of Trustees met last night for a regular board meeting. The board approved a new budget as well as approving the tax rate. Superintendent Dr. Steve Johnson confirmed the tax rate to…

  • City Insurance Premium Increase

    The City of Huntsville continues to move forward in efforts to balance their budget without another tax increase. In a workshop Tuesday night, it was discussed that the City’s recommendation is to increase employee insurance…

  • City Manager Benoit Will Talk About Effective Tax Rate at Tonight’s Council Session

    City Manager Matt Benoit will present information to the City Council this evening with respect to the effective tax rate and rollback rate figures based on valuations from the Walker County Appraisal District. The Council…

  • HISD Security Efforts

    At HISD’s Board of Trustee’s Workshop this week, Assistant Superintendent Sonny Cruse updated board members on efforts to staff all HISD campuses with a security officer. He said one of the companies he talked with…

  • Proposed Budget Presented for Council Discussion Tuesday Night

    Last night, the Huntsville City Council watched and participated in a PowerPoint presentation and discussion of the proposed upcoming budget for the City. City Manager Matt Benoit prefaced the presentation with the input he hoped…

  • City Council Special Session

    The Huntsville City Council will meet in a special session this afternoon at five for a presentation, discussion, and possible action on all the funds to be contained in the 2013-14 budget–including, but not limited…

  • City Budget Workshop Planned

    The time and location is still tentative, but it’s been reported that a city budget workshop is planned for July 23rd. Depending on funds, City Manager Matt Benoit has said most of a draft budget…