|Published: 9:18 AM, 09/10/2012
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The Monroe County Commission will meet
at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Courthouse to vote on the
budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The budget process has been less
controversial this year, as there is no property tax increase
proposed for county residents.
Last year, the commission passed a
37-cent property tax hike.
There are some new expenses this year,
as county employees are slated to get a 2.5 percent pay raise if the
budget passes as proposed and there are some one-time expenses that
will dip into the county's reserve funds.
"We currently have $874,272 more
budgeted for this fiscal year than we expect to take in," County
Finance Director Libby Hicks said at last week's budget workshop. "But about $600,000 of that is for one-time only items, mainly in
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