Notebooks containing the 114-page proposed budget were distributed to members of Meadville City Council during their Wednesday-afternoon study session in Meadville’s new city hall. All future sessions are scheduled for council chambers at 984 Diamond Park. They include:
Nov. 14, 5:45 p.m. — First public hearing.
— 6 p.m., first council study session on the budget; will feature presentations on allocations for Meadville Area Recreation Authority; Meadville Police Department; Meadville Central Fire Department; Department of Public Works; and the Parking Fund.
Nov. 20, 5:45 p.m. — Second public hearing.
— 6 p.m., regular council meeting
— 6:30 p.m., council study session on the budget featuring presentations on allocations for city treasurer, city clerk, city manager, council, attorney and finance as well as general government revenues and special funds.
Dec. 5, 4 p.m. — Regular council study session; first and second readings of the 2013 budget and tax ordinance.
Dec. 19, 6 p.m. — Regular council meeting; final adoption of 2013 budget and tax budget and tax ordinances.
Jan. 1, 2013 — Budget goes into effect.
Mary Spicer can be reached at 724-6370 or by e-mail at email@example.com.