In this earlier report…
Departments have turned in a total of $33.1 million in spending requests for next year, which is about $6 million short of current revenue estimates. Officials say County Auditor Patrick Dropsey recently provided updated revenue figures that do not include any estimates for money that will come in from a sales tax increase that will go into effect next month.
Commissioners voted in April to enact an emergency one-quarter of a percentage point sales tax increase that will take effect July 1 and run through June 30, 2016, to raise an estimated $3 million to help pay for general operations. Although collection begins next month, revenue from the increase will not come back to the county coffers until late this year.
It also was pointed out that most budgets included 3 percent pay raises for employees.
“That’s not what’s happening in the private sector at all,” Commissioner Marilyn John said. “Companies can’t afford 3 percent raises, and neither can we.” – That’s funny – June 30th meeting minutes I presume under the guise of “executive session” they pulled the wool over those eyes that don’t PAY ATTENTION?
Copied directly from their recorded minutes…
Discussion: During executive session the Board reviewed requests for salary increases for administrative personnel. The increases will bring their pay more equivalent to other employees in the County. The three positions appear to be under paid based on comparisons.
Motion: Commissioner John moved to approve the following raises: Administrative Assistant/Operations from $13.25 to $15.00-3%=$13.65, Food Service Manager from $16.50 to $17.50-3%=$17.00 and Assistant Director/Operations Manager $23.08 to $25.00-3%=$23.77 to be effective the first full pay in July 2015 seconded by Commissioner Wert.
Other Comments: None further.
Vote: Mr. Wert, yes; Mrs. John, yes. Motion carried.
THESE RAISES FAR EXCEED WHAT MS JOHNS SAID WERE ONLY 3% (above) – SO WHO’s PULLING THE WOOL OVER WHO’s EYE’s????
Yet tucked in this little jewel the numbers mysteriously changed, or am I missing something once again???
In other business, Commissioners:
• Approved a 2016 planning budget that includes nearly $4.4 million more in spending requests than the $28.7 in certified revenue estimates. Commissioners said they will work to eliminate the figure before appropriations are approved at the end of the year and plan for when emergency sales tax revenue ends.
Notice the subtle change or play on words?
which is about $6 million short of current revenue estimates.
Approved a 2016 planning budget that includes nearly $4.4 million more in spending requests than the $28.7 in certified revenue estimates
6 Million short to 4.4 million more – are you CONfused yet?
Al Lawrence of coarse will say this is all protected under the Sunshine Law – Now that’s where Drew Tyler gets their ROTFLMAO! – People not paying attention to their informant and how the news changes????? – The PROOF?, it’s in the RECORD – LOL! Some call this a CONspiracy, I call it SPIN!!!!!
Are you dizzy yet? – No wonder folks get a headache trying to keep up?