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Budget, Tax Rate, Appointments on County Agenda

Budget, Tax Rate, Appointments on County Agenda

Expenditures exceed revenues in proposed budget

CARROLL COUNTY — Approval of the 2018-19 fiscal year budget and setting the tax rate is the final actions of the current Carroll County Commission and County Mayor Kenny McBride. Leaving the Commission are: Gaylon Sydnor, Joey Darnall, Will Radford, and Ronnie Owen, along with Mayor Kenny McBride.

On the agenda is a tax rate of $1.5519 per $100 assessed value on real estate. The rate is unchanged from last year.

It is divided into: General Fund $1.1219, Solid Waste $.09; Highway Department $.08; School Transportation $.14, and General Debt Service $.12.

Donations remain unchanged from last year and total $53.250. Those include: Rescue Squad $3,000; Gordon Browning Museum $4,000; McKenzie Memorial Library $6,000; Carl Perkins Center $26,750; Tennessee Rehab Center $500; McKenzie Senior Citizens $200; Atwood Senior Citizens $100; Carroll County Shooting Sports Park $10,000; Tenn. Public Safety Network $2,500; Carroll County Museum $200.

Overall, the local county budget estimates an ending fund balance of $12,905,743, total revenues of $22,664,436 from all sources – local, state, federal, and estimated expenditures of $23,321,304.

Appointments to the Carroll County Electric Board and to the Indigent Care Board are also on the agenda.

Terry Howell is recommended for reappointment to the Carroll County Electric Board with a term ending July 2022.

Phil Williams, Dr. Howell Todd, and Johnny Blount are recommended for appointment to the Carroll County Indigent Care Fund with a term ending September 2021. Commissioner Blount is the recommendation of MayorKennyMcBride,Phil Williams is the recommendation of Baptist Memorial Hospital of Carroll County, and Dr. Howell Todd is the recommendation of the Indigent Care Board.

The Indigent Care Fund has approximately $3.2 million in a trust to provide medical care for the residents of Carroll County. Eighty-percent of the earnings each quarter of the year can be used for medical care. The fund is exclusive to the local Baptist Hospital.

Commissioners convene at 7 p.m. Monday, August 13 in the Conference Room at the Carroll County Office Complex. The public is invited to attend.


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