STATE OF CITY Huntington Mayor Gives State of City
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Feb. 15, 2012 5:52 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 15, 2012 9:04 PM EST
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Huntington mayor Kim Wolfe gave his annual state of the city address Wednesday afternoon.
Mayor Wolfe highlighted some of the city's major accomplishments, like seeing a 20 percent reduction in crime, adding hundreds of jobs with the expansion of Kinetic Park and Direct TV, and cleaning up more than 40 dilapidated homes.
Wolfe acknowledges there will always be challenges, but he and other city leaders are doing what they can to work through them. He says one of the biggest challenges right now is waiting on a court decision about implementing a one percent occupation tax instead of the current $3.00 weekly user fee.
This year, a $2.00 increase in that fee is proposed for the upcoming fiscal year. Wolfe says boosting fire department morale is a priority.
He says they will continue paving city streets during the upcoming year.
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