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County Delays Vote on Budget, Tax Rate

Posted 8/13/19

HUNTINGDON (August 12) — Carroll County commissioners delayed the vote on the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget during their meeting Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m. The budget and tax rate will be …

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County Delays Vote on Budget, Tax Rate

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HUNTINGDON (August 12) — Carroll County commissioners delayed the vote on the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget during their meeting Monday, August 12 at 7 p.m. The budget and tax rate will be considered at a special meeting Monday, August 26 after the requisition 10 days after the proposed budget breakdowns are published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Mayor Joseph Butler said the blame lies with him concerning the missed required public notice.

The proposed tax rate is $1.5519 per $100 assessed value of real property. The rate is unchanged from the year 2018-19.

The rate consists of $1.1219 for the General Fund, .09 for Solid Waste, .08 for the Highway, .14 for School Transportation, and General Debt Service of .12.

If approved in its current form, it will fund a budget of $11,991,102 for General Fund, $1,688,255 for Solid Waste, $119,832 in Drug Control, $4,375,746 for Highway/Public Works, $2,600,055 for General Purpose School Fund, $1,649,057 for School Transportation, and $639,425 for General Debt Service Fund.

Proposed donations to non-profit organizations are as follows: Rescue Squad $3,000, Gordon Browning Museum $5,000; McKenzie Memorial Library $6,000, Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse $25,000, Tennessee Rehab Center $500, McKenzie Senior Citizens Center $200, and Carroll County Shooting Sports Park $10,000.

In other resolutions, the commission made two appointments to the Carroll County Electric Department’s Board. David Hale, a retired teacher, from the West Carroll area, and Chris Gurley, of the South Carroll area, were both recommended by Mayor Joseph Butler to fill those positions. Gurley will fill the unexpired term of Dr. Jerry Atkins and Hale will fill the expired term of James Halford.

A resolution to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Hollow Rock-Bruceton School Board to provide a student resource officer (law enforcement officer) was approved. The school system will pay the county the entire cost for the Sheriff’s Department to provide the officer to serve the school.

A resolution to approve the issuance of a $212,000 capital outlay note for the Highway Department was approved.

A resolution to authorize the use of credit cards by the Sheriff’s Department was approved.

It is to allow officers a convenient way to pay for department expenses when traveling on official business.

Commission meetings are open to the public.

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