Hamilton County Commission

Hamilton County struggles with stadium fund
2:08 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Stadium fund: 'between a rock and a hard place'

Michael Keating

It's down to either raising the sales tax or reducing the property tax rebate.

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Board aiming for unanimous vote
3:35 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Budget vote delayed one week

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are pushing back the date to pass a 2013 general fund budget.

Board President Greg Hartmann's plan has two votes but he'd prefer to present a unified front and have it pass unanimously.

Lone Democrat Todd Portune says, "no offense to Hartmann" but...

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Commissioner Portune offers budget plan
3:11 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hamilton County could issue securities to raise revenues

Hamilton County Commissioners are hammering out the 2013 budget. Lone democrat Todd Portune released his proposal today/yesterday. Key to his 5-year plan is generating extra funds through a state provision allowing counties with land banks to issue securities based on expected tax revenues.

"While the use of this vehicle is limited to counties that are land bank counties, nowhere in the legislation, and nowhere have I found, are the use of the proceeds limited to just land bank activities," he says.

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Memorial Hall Renovation considered
4:02 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Partnership considered to rehab Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall served as a filming location for George Clooney's "Ides of March."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Memorial Hall is one of Hamilton County's storied venues but it often sits empty because of a lack of modern amenities like air conditioning.

The Memorial Hall Society, 3CDC and Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a partnership to revitalize the building.

Society president Bill Baumann says, "Our vision for Memorial Hall is to help it transition from an underutilized facility to and active arts center with a diverse offering of music concerts and other performing arts programs, film presentations, lectures and art exhibitions."

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Dueling proposals expected
6:03 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Hamilton County Commissioners lay out budget alternatives

Tana Weingartner WVXU

After rejecting three proposed budget options put forward by the county administrator, Hamilton County Commissioners plan to offer their own spending plans Monday morning.

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