Hamilton County Commission

Hamilton County Commission
3:12 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Hamilton County Commissioners debate 2015 budget

Hamilton County Commissioners (L-R) Todd Portune, Chris Monzel, and Greg Hartmann.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

When Hamilton County Commissioners pass a 2015 budget next week, it will likely look a lot like the one put forward Wednesday by the Republican majority. The consensus plan between Greg Hartmann and Chris Monzel sets spending at $202 million, slightly above this year.

Monzel says the plan is balanced.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:30 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Bengals scoreboard to cost about $10 million

The Cincinnati Bengals are a step closer to getting that new scoreboard. Hamilton County is reviewing bids to replace the scoreboard and control room.

County finance specialist Erica Riehl expects the total will be about $10 million based on bids the county received.

The county is required to pay for the upgrade, however, under a bargain struck last year, the Bengals are chipping in $2.5 million.

The contract will likely be awarded by the end of the year.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:48 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Hamilton County 2015 budget to look a lot like 2014

Hamilton County's commissioners are tinkering with next year's budget.  But don't expect big changes to what's being spent this year.

"2015 is going to be another lean year in Hamilton County," says Commissioner Greg Hartmann.

The county administrator recommended creating a sales tax to balance the 2015 budget and build a new crime lab to replace the county's small outdated one.

Commissioners are now offering their alternatives.

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Hamilton County Commission
6:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

County budget hearings begin Thursday

The first of several public hearings on the proposed 2015 Hamilton County general fund budget is Thursday evening.

Commissioners will hold a meeting at the Green Township Trustee building at 6:30 p.m.

The county administrator is recommending a $210.7 million spending plan that calls for a quarter cent sales tax increase.

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3:44 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

If voters approve tax, Museum Center repairs will be public/private operation

If Hamilton County voters approve a sales tax increase to repair Union Terminal, the work will be done under a public/private partnership.

Commissioners are directing the county administrator to begin drafting an agreement to set up the public-private partnership or P3.

Under this option, a private group like 3CDC would handle all the repair planning.

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