Hopkinsville City Council to hear second reading of budget Tuesday

Hopkinsville City Council will take up final reading of a budget for the upcoming fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday night and revenues have been better than expected at the end of this current year.

The $38.5 million operational budget for the upcoming fiscal year that was approved on first reading June 2 requires departments to make four percent cuts to operations, while anticipating a seven percent drop in payroll tax revenue.

Mayor Wendell Lynch appeared on WHOP Friday morning and says it’s difficult to project revenue during a pandemic and the city was pleasantly surprised by May’s numbers.

The mayor expects the City of Hopkinsville to receive some reimbursements from the federal government in the coming months for expenses related to COVID-19.

Tuesday night’s meeting at 6 p.m. will be held virtually and will be viewable on City TV, the City of Hopkinsville Facebook page and city website.