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Parkersburg City Council passes budget

Newell discusses budget process

March 13, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Council Tuesday night approved the 2013-2014 municipal budget. Council approved the budget in a 5-3 vote with Councilmen John Kelly, Roger Brown and J.R....

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Mar-14-13 2:47 PM

What happened to MothMan's off topic postings????

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Mar-14-13 10:47 AM

Accounts deleted tucks tail and runs yet again.

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Mar-14-13 8:06 AM

Name one,PUNK.

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Mar-13-13 9:47 PM

WHY don't YOU? PUNK!! Put your ass where your drunken mouth is,accounts deleted?

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Mar-13-13 7:00 PM

Newell spend it while you got it in a couple of years we will be broke and you will be asking for more money. How much does a cop and fireman make with salary, health insurance , pension, and vehicle use.

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Mar-13-13 4:52 PM

Well said "Geezer"

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Mar-13-13 4:01 PM

Just for the sake of comparison, take a look at Martinsburg, a city of 14,750 located in the most prosperous section of the state. With less than half the population of Parkersburg, their budget is over $30 million, compared to our $26M. Their budget includes no pay raises and a hiring freeze, although they have several vacant positions. They are also unable to fund a $50,000 pension payment, a $50,000 computer system payment, and a $200,000 OPEB payment. It's true Parkersburg has some faults and we'll never unanimously agree on how to spend our money, but our mayor and councils have done a pretty good job over the past decade, especially when compared to other W.Va. cities.

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Mar-13-13 12:57 PM

This is just more of Newell's double talk. One minute we are broke..the next minute we are flush with money, and handing out pay raises..even to some of his "special" employees. Hold on to your wallets, if home rule passes again Newell will try for a 1% sales tax and a city income tax. This many never met a tax he did not love.

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Mar-13-13 11:18 AM

if the $2.00 per hour raise (that's $4000 a year) is intended to attract more candidates to the police force, hopefully the emphasis will be on quality, not quantity.

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Mar-13-13 10:07 AM

Well said MothMan

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Mar-13-13 8:06 AM

And HE shall lead his SHEEPLE to the edge of the fiscal cliff. LOL

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Mar-13-13 6:02 AM

Well said "gatorhunter"

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Mar-13-13 5:31 AM

Excellent job Mayor Newell in eplaining to the rookies how a city has to function.Apparently Carpenter is living in a fantasy land thinking there is any money available to cut and return to the citizens.Once again on behalf of the PPD officers and PFD firefighters,thank you for the raise!!!!!!

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