The Times West Virginian

February 20, 2013

‘Awful lot’ with a little

Contingency line item in Fairmont’s proposed $13.8 million budget

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — City Manager Jay Rogers, City Finance Director Eileen Layman, Fairmont City Council members and city department heads met Tuesday for a work session regarding the city’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

Rogers said that the proposed budget would include a general fund of about $13.8 million.

Rogers also said that this is the first time in his tenure as city manager that the budget includes a contingency line item.

“There are a couple ways to look at that,” Rogers said. “The contingency is there to redirect funds into other areas if the council so deems to do that, and it’s also a nice cushion to use for unexpected expenditures that we may face in 2014 that we are not able to plan or budget for.” 

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