Judge/Executive Stan Humphries formed the committee from Magistrates Larry Lawrence, Doug Taylor and Kevin Terrell with County Treasurer Lucy Oliver to advise on budget creation and needs.
“The only thing we are introducing into the second reading is the health department rate. We had to put last year’s figure in and alter it according to an amount mandated by the state,” said Taylor.
Oliver said that the health department contribution increased by about $10,000 and would be accommodated within the budget by decreasing allowances for utilities of the County Courthouse annex and County Recreation Complex. “This year we had about $3,800 left from utilities.”
“That’s a fair place to take it from. Utilities are always a shot in the dark,” said Taylor.
Terrell noted that the budget included greater detail about revenues and expenditures at the Trigg County Recreation Complex to help track costs. The Complex formerly paid expenses and collected income in-house, though now this is done through the office of the Trigg County Finance Officer.
Read about the Trigg County Budget in The Cadiz Record.