The City of Alton has received what the mayor views as good news from its annual audit report. According to information shared this week, the city’s income was up nearly $900,000 from the previous year. The City Council last night also approved the hiring of a new coordinator for the City Council.
Mayor Brant Walker tells The Big Z he is excited about what that should mean for the future:
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On the flip side, he says the state is still holding on to over $600,000 owed the city. Being a border community, Walker says that hurts the city in that it is his job to make it look appealing to those entering Illinois from Missouri. He notes, however, there are still a number of projects going on that will help beautify the entrance off of the Clark Bridge. At the City Council meeting last night, the council approved the hiring of Kimberly Clark as the City Council coordinator. She replaces Dan Herkert who left in August as the City Council liaison and mayor’s chief of staff. Clark previously worked for Congressman Jerry Costello, Bill Enyart and Mike Bost.