In the next few weeks, Parkersburg's mayor and City Council will be number crunching.
Budget time for the city begins each year with introduction of the mayor's proposed spending plan.
Mayor Jimmy Colombo addressed council Tuesday night, presenting the proposed budget which takes effect next July. Much like its recent predecessors, the new spending plan is expected to be tight.
The mayor adds, however, that Parkersburg is in better shape than some other West Virginia cities.
"Within the constraints of our budget, I think the citizens are getting the bang for their buck," Colombo said. "I believe you've seen a lot of positive things happen, a lot of street and sidewalk repairs. I think our city is clean."
The mayor admits there are some things like equipment purchases that the city may not be able to make in the upcoming fiscal year.