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August 11, 2013

They asked, but will they receive?

W’ford City Council hears, considers local funding requests totaling $284K

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Glenda Webb, executive director of the Parker County Committee on Aging, said the organization received $30,000 last year and was asking for the same amount in 2014. Providing transportation for elderly clients, operation of the Senior Center and providing Meals on Wheels for 125 residents in the city keeps many people independent. Last year alone, 52,900 meals were delivered countywide with another 12,173 served at the Senior Center in a group setting, Webb said.

“We also offer a food pantry that gets donations from a number of food drives and the Hudson Oaks Walmart,” Webb said.Mayor Dennis Hooks said every budget is a balancing act and the council’s job is to take care of its citizens.

No decisions were made at Tuesday’s meeting but are expected over the next several weeks.

The 2014 fiscal year budget year begins Oct. 1.

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