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Parkersburg City Council reviews city budget

Spending plan includes $765K in pay raises for employees

February 20, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Council members and city officials reviewed Parkersburg’s proposed 2013-14 budget Tuesday evening during a three-hour budget hearing. The nearly $26....

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Feb-21-13 7:19 AM

Sounds like kelly is the only council member doing their job. Every one else sounds like they are going to be yes men to newell.if we can afford pay raises then we dont need user fee.

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Feb-20-13 7:15 PM

First off you can't go blaming all the junk cars with OH plates on Ohio. Wnen my kids were at McKinley school 80% of the cars had OH plates. Its called insurance fraud. Insurance is cheaper in OH and you don't have to carry as high as amount. Hate to tell you but a lot of those "OH" drivers are really cheating WVirginians. I know one of them hit my house.

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Feb-20-13 1:50 PM

Tinfoilhat: So? Where is your outrage? How dare they drive on Parkersburg's streets to deliver YOUR merchandise? They should be taxed and so should you, for daring use our streets to deliver the junk you buy.

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Feb-20-13 12:36 PM

Tinfoilhat, is your car built in Parkersburg, are all of your clothes made in Parkersburg, is all of your food grown here, is your computer made here, your TV, your furniture, any medicine you take? You do realize all those things come from other states and other cities and other countries? How do you think they get here? Perhaps Parkersburg should levy a tax on every purchase YOU make of items not made within the city limits?

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Feb-20-13 9:23 AM

Tinfoilhat, how about all those people that work in Parkersburg, yet not live here, simply never spend any of that money they earn? They can simply not eat at our restaurants, buy our gas, shop in our stores, or use any service that businesses provide. On top of that, ever city and state can build a wall and charge any non resident a fee for entering and exiting their zone of control.

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Feb-20-13 8:48 AM

TAX NEWELL states he anticipates the user fee being a topic of this budget. Really??? I think his "guilty" conscience is starting to show itself. Of course it is a topic. You are charging everyone too much when you can give 3/4 of a million in pay increases, new SUV's, etc. This council needs to step up and quit agreeing with everything he wants. Remember, everyone has a conscience and his is just beginning to show.........

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Feb-20-13 8:38 AM

I bet everyone reading this would love to have a pay raise. Instead we take home LESS as OUR EMPLOYEES (the Government workers) take home MORE (of OUR money).

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Feb-20-13 8:06 AM

Bigger and bigger and bigger, the budget ever grows as our government continues to bloat. All on the back of the suffering citizens who have to live within their means during this disaster of an economy.

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Feb-20-13 1:12 AM

Does that $1.4 million carryover draw interest?

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