Skip to main content

Commissioners to approve budget, tax rate

September 7, 2013

Howard County commissioners are expected to give final approval to the budget for the coming fiscal year when they meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the new budget and tax rate during the meeting, then are expected to vote on approval of the budget. The tax rate will be formally adopted Sept. 23.
The proposed county budget will feature several new expenditures, including $500,000 to pay the county's share of costs for a new landfill and an increase of more than $240,000 to help pay for ambulance services.
The major increased expense, however, will be in salaries. County Auditor Jackie Olson said all full-time employees, including elected officials and commissioners, will receive a yearly raise of $2,600. Sheriff's deputies will see an even bigger pay increase, as their salaries will be hiked by $4,472 a year.
Part-time employees will receive a raise based on a sliding scale, Olson added.
She said the pay raises will add approximately $530,000 to the new budget.
The new budget has a built-in deficit of roughly $1 million, but Olson said reserve funds would be more than adequate to make up the shortfall.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald weekend edition.

Led by Anthony Godwin and Gary Watkins, the Big Spring Steers were well-represented on the recently...
The starting time for Game 2 of the Big Spring High School Lady Steers' best-of-3 playoff series...
NEW LISTINGS IN COAHOMA!! 603 S. 1ST 600 PACIFIC 319 RAMSEY
Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's...
NEW LISTINGS 901 Runnels 2606 E.24th 2602 Coronado

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes