County Approves New Budget

The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors has passed the fiscal 2010 budget.

The measure passed by a 3-2 vote Tuesday.

Supervisors Hank Florey, Wayman Newell, and Ray Boswell voted to approve it.
Supervisors Craig Hitt and Joe Norwood voted no.

The budget includes a tax reduction of 2.4 mills.

Hitt said the decrease means the county will not have enough money to make it through the fiscal year and will likely have to borrow money to do so.

Hitt said the county missed an opportunity to build a reserve fund for emergencies.

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  • by 4 Real Location: Meridian on Sep 17, 2009 at 01:15 PM
    Yeah Bobby, WE elected these bone heads to lead our country government. We've been in a "pickle ever since." Let's just do as Loretta Allen suggests-"impeach them all!"
  • by Bobby Location: Causeyville on Sep 16, 2009 at 03:03 PM
    These guys are a bunch of bone heads. How are we gonna pay the bills? We are going to have to borrow even more money at the end of this year.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lauderdale County on Sep 16, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    And with the reduction in millage, the county will have to borrow money from bonds or the bank to make payroll, pay electric bills, travel, or anything elase they choose to do. And borrowed money charges interest, which means they will be paying even more to run the county than if they had not cut the mills.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    No Raises this year!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    Did this include raises for employees?
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