JAMESTOWN – Members of the Jamestown City Council began reviewing the 2015 city budget last night during a budget hearing featuring members of the city’s Department of Public Works. In addition, the council also reviewed the numbers for the city’s parks department and youth services department.
The hearing involved the council meeting with department heads, which included DPW director Jeff Lehman and Parks Department director John Willliams. Both explained that Mayor Sam Teresi’s executive budget contains significantly less money for their operations than what had initially been requested. Lehman was especially concerned about a reduction in the overtime budget – along with a reduction in the budget for equipment and supplies.
No changes to the budget were suggested during last night’s meeting. The council will continue budget reviews next Monday night, prior to the city’s weekly voting session.