City Officials Looking to Increase Emergency Budget
NORFOLK - June's destructive tornadoes are having an impact on Norfolk's future financial plan. When Norfolk City Administrator Shane Weidner opened up the city's budget work session on Tuesday, he identified emergency preparedness as one of the areas he would like to address in the upcoming fiscal year budget.
As of today, Norfolk's emergency budget savings sits at 1.7 million dollars. Weidner says 1.7 million dollars sounds like a lot of money, but based on Norfolk's size its not very much.
Weidner: "If the bad thing happens, our operations go on as a community. They don't stop because of the emergency. In fact, we increase our operations
Weidner's intention is to increase the savings account by 3.5% or nearly 60 thousand dollars this fiscal year. Now Norfolk's city leaders were back in session this afternoon hearing several department budgets which included Police, Fire, Park Maintenance and more.
The final budget work session will be held Friday morning at 8:00 a.m.