Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Budget Committee Sets Guidelines

Putnam County's budget committee will be asking all departments of county government this year to prepare spending plans with no increases -- other than the step raises which are a part of the county's payscale. Some officials say that because of conservative budgeting last year, the county is probably in better shape financially than the state of Tennessee, but they don't foresee the ability to fund any new programs or employees. The deadline for departments to submit their budget requests is April 30th.