City Hears Budget Requests

CHARLES CITY-Budget talks continue for the City of Charles City. On Monday, five organizations requested funding from the city for the upcoming budget year.

Mary Ingham with Crisis Intervention requested $750 in funding.  Ingham says the organization helps place victims of domestic abuse or assault in permanent housing among other services.

Members of the Charles City Arts Council requested $10,000 for building maintenance and program development. Arts Council president, Bethany Kois says funding will help with ever-rising costs of maintaining the building as well as allowing the Center to offer unique programming.

Marci Andrews of the Community Foundation requested $10,000 to help continue funding the Development Associate job position, which procures endowments and grants for organizations throughout the county.

Other requests came from the Area Development Corporation and the Mainstreet Iowa program.


Angela Barton

Angela is an Indiana native. She graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Telecommunications (Broadcast News Emphasis). Since she was young, Angela has always enjoyed radio. In college, she had a weekly shift at Ball State's radio station WCRD where she compiled campus news. Most of her college friends wanted to become television news anchors, but Angela knew she would enjoy radio best. She lives in Charles City with her husband...who is also a reporter.