Growth Alliance board approves 2016 budget, gets project updates

William B. Carroll

The West Point Clay County Community Growth Alliance board approved its 2016 budget, and received a report on Director Lisa Klutts’ plans for the new year, during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.
The board voted unanimously to approve its 2016 budget, which Klutts said was similar in many respects to the previous year’s budget with some minor alterations. Board Chairman Ray Hamilton said that the 2016 budget numbers were based upon the actual numbers from 2015, and that the executive committee had previously reviewed the budget numbers in December, when it approved the terms.
Clay County Chancery Clerk Amy Berry asked Klutts if funds were included in the budget to purchase additional Christmas decorations for the new calendar year. Klutts said that $18,000 had been allocated for the purpose. Hamilton added that the new decorations unveiled this past Christmas season had created quite a buzz around the city and that the Growth Alliance wanted to continue to move forward in that regard.
See more of this and other stories in Wednesday's Daily Times Leader.