Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Budget Work Sessions To Continue

Members of the Putnam County budget committee will meet once again tonight as officials work toward getting a spending plan put together in time for a vote next month. Officials say it's still too early to tell whether a tax increase will be needed for the upcoming fiscal year, but they may know more about that issue after their meeting this evening. They are scheduled to talk about the budget for the school system, which has been described as needing some $1.7 million additional dollars in local revenue -- just to maintain the status quo. Several departments in the county general portion of the budget will also be discussed. Earlier this week, the committee gave approval to spending plans for the road department, sheriff's department and election office, among others. The meeting begins at 6:00 in the County Executive Conference room at the courthouse.