Sunday, June 13, 2010

Full Agenda Awaits Fiscal Review Committee

A number of last minute budget amendments await recommendation Monday night as the fiscal review committee of the Putnam County commission meets. The first six items on their agenda concern budget amendments, while another is a request for the committee to discuss the possibility of recessing tonight's meeting -- or perhaps next Monday's full county commission meeting -- so they can come back in session toward the end of June and approve any budget amendments that may be needed to close out the fiscal year. Meanwhile, the committee will consider a resolution that will allow the county to continue operations until a new budget is passed and would authorize borrowing money through what are called "tax anticipation notes" to generate cash flow until new revenues start coming in. The committee will also discuss a $522,000 capital outlay note that would pay for new software and some needed paving around the county.