During the first work session Tuesday, Mayor Andy McKenzie raised concerns about the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The proposed budget is balanced at $30,644,000 and was presented to council a week before the work session.
Mayor McKenzie questioned whether uncertainty in Washington could have a negative effect on the city's federal grants. Wheeling's CDBG funds are said to decrease another 8% this next fiscal year.
The budget also includes a $1 million stabilization fund; what the city calls a "rainy day fund."
This year there are no proposed tax or fee increases. The proposed budget also includes an increase in funding for health insurance and the police and fire department pensions.
The budget will be presented before council for adoption on March 19.