|Published: 11:56 AM, 09/09/2013
||Last updated: 11:57 AM, 09/09/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-After a lengthy budget
process the last few months, county commissioners are learning county
finances are in good shape.
The county's expenditures are expected
to be about a million dollars over the expected revenue for the
2013-14 fiscal year. But County Finance Director Libby Hicks told
commissioners that would still leave a $6 to $7 million fund balance
at the end of the budget year next June.
"We are not used to seeing that kind
of fund balance," County Commissioner Marty Allen said.
Included in the budget request are: $136,000 for new vehicles for the Sheriff's Office. The Ambulance
Department has requested two new ambulances and five new employees.
Ambulance Service Director Randy White feels he can recoup money
being lost now because the Ambulance Services does not have enough
vehicles and staff to serve the county, which means the county looses
revenue to other counties.
See full story in the Sunday, Sept. 8, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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