HUNTSVILLE — After a two-week debate over how to fund it, Scott County’s actual budget passage was anticlimactic here Monday evening.
By a 9-0 vote with five commissioners absent, County Commission adopted the county’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, putting to rest its annual obligation to set the county’s financial plan.
The new fiscal year actually began July 1, but the budget was delayed — not atypical at the county level — by a number of circumstances. When at last it was recommended by the Budget Committee to the full, 14-member County Commission, an effort to compromise on a property tax rate stretched across two special meetings on consecutive Monday nights.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address to which your newspaper is mailed to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.
The complete story can be found in the August 24, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.