County Board Expected to Approve Budget
The County Board has until Dec. 1 by state mandate to pass a budget and a special meeting set for this (tues) evening at 7 will likely take care of that mandate.
The county board is holding a special meeting after failing to approve the 2019 budget at the regular board meeting held two weeks ago. The failure was a result of protests from county officials and county employees concerning an earlier proposed budget that would have resulted in lay-offs in several county offices including the sheriff’s department.
County Board Chairman David Dosher after hearing close to an hour of complaints from the county officers and employees, decided to revisit the budget with help from the county officers. The new and adjusted budget will be the main item of business for the county board at tonight’s meeting to be held in the main courtroom of the White County Courthouse. It’s not clear if the revised budget will still require lay-offs or if the county board has put that off until next year’s budget.
The county board will also likely approve the adoption of the 2018 payable in 2019 tax levy for White County, Egyptian Health Department, Coleman Tri-County services and the Extension Council Service.