The Alton City Council has made a move in an attempt to better plan out balanced budgets in each department. A list of line-item adjustments were made to the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget. Comptroller Stephanie Elliott hopes this ordinance will get department heads to look at their budgets and better plan out what they will need and budget for those needs.
The department heads were given budget packets earlier this week to get them looking ahead to their budgets for the coming fiscal year. The council also gave final approval to renewing the management contract with Parrott Pointe Marine to operate the Alton Marina. Several contracts were also awarded, which will lead to the demolition of over a half-dozen properties.