City predicts budget shortfall amid rise in property tax income

March 7, 2016

BY ANDREW MARDER — At the Feb. 24 Hyattsville City Council meeting, City Administrator Tracey Nicholson presented the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 city budget, running from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. With revenue forecasted to reach $16.76 million and expenditures forecast at $17.21 million, the [read more]

Update: Hyattsville Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

May 11, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE — At the April 29 Hyattsville City Council Meeting, councilmembers unanimously approved the first reading of Hyattsville Ordinance 2015-02, Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. The second reading and adoption of the ordinance is scheduled for May 13, 2015. “I would just like to thank the [read more]

Council backtracks on police budget

June 10, 2014

BY ANDREW MARDER — At the Hyattsville City Council’s May 19 meeting, councilmembers revised their earlier position on the police department’s 2015 budget. The council unanimously voted to add funding for one officer for half of the fiscal year and a K9 unit. The two additions will [read more]

New treasurer lays out revised budget process

December 12, 2013

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On December 4, under a cloud of dangling, earth-toned ornaments in the municipal building’s multipurpose room, 17 city councilmembers and department heads gathered to discuss the upcoming budget process. Sitting around a long table rather than on the dais in front of [read more]

Council weighs shifting budget, hiring authority

December 12, 2013

BY SUSIE CURRIE — City Administrator Jerry Schiro’s resignation becomes final this month, and the search for his replacement is well underway. But even as the city moved closer to choosing his successor, the city council considered changing his job description during a special meeting on [read more]

Turmoil at city hall as city administrator and treasurer resign

October 16, 2013

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Two city directors resigned after the Hyattsville City Council called a special meeting to discuss a troubling fact they’d only recently learned: The city is nearly three years behind in its required annual audits. City Administrator Jerry Schiro’s resignation was accepted [read more]

How did we get here?

July 8, 2013

 – BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — Here are some of the unpleasant realities of Hyattsville’s fiscal situation: There is less money coming in and our obligations are growing. In other words, less income and more expenses. Dealing with these realities will require commitment on the part of all [read more]

City budget passes at the 11th hour

July 8, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — At the last minute, on June 28, the City Council passed a budget ordinance that both the mayor and councilmembers were dissatisfied with. But they knew it was their only option to avoid starting the new fiscal year on July 1 without an operating budget. “I would [read more]
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