Budget issues top OC committee agendas
Posted: Friday, July 31, 2009 5:01 pm
Previews of coming attractions in Obion County government: New budgets for fiscal year 2009-10, appointment of a coroner and medical examiner and setting the tax rate.
These, and more, are to be addressed Monday by the Obion County Finance and the Obion County Budget committees.
Both committees will meet in the basement conference room at the Obion County Courthouse — the finance committee at 9 a.m. and the budget committee at 9:30 a.m.
The committee will receive a summary statement of proposed budget for fiscal year 2009-10 authorizing funding for county government as follows:
• general fund, $9,383,192;
• public library fund, $601,513;
• drug control fund, $58,000;
• highway/public works fund, $7,018,055;
• general purpose school fund, $31,071,186;
• central cafeteria fund, $2,109,145;
• general debt service fund, $2,186,258;
• nursing home, $2,862,416.
Several resolutions are on the business agenda, including one that sets the tax levy in the county at $1.95 “outside” rate (outside the city limits of Union City) and $1.51 “inside” rate.
Items approved by finance committee will be immediately forwarded to the budget committee for action.
Items on the committee’s agenda include:
• Appointments of a county coroner (now serving, Skipper White, with Mark Mosley as the assistant) and a medical examiner (Dr. Mark Fowler is resigning);
• resolutions regarding a driver education course;
One resolution authorizes the Obion County Sheriff’s Department to establish and operate a driver education course with authority to assess each “student” a fee of $75.
A separate resolution recognizes Westate Corrections Network for having a driver education course, which is approved by the state Department of Safety. The resolution also authorizes the county to enter into an agreement with Westate concerning driver education classes to be used by juvenile and General Sessions courts. Westate is to remit to the county $45 of any fee it charges each person to attend the course.
• budget for Everett-Stewart Regional Airport: Total revenues, $1,743,976; total expenditures, $2,597,106; under-estimated expenditures, $853,131; undesignated fund balance, $853,131.
• appropriations to nonprofit charitable organizations, with recommendations appropriating $129,020 to 13 such organizations;
• appropriations to various departments of county government as reflected in summary statement of proposed budget;
• resolution fixing the tax levy as stated above;
• a review of the personnel policy for employees of Obion County Nursing Home;
• recommendations to designate the Obion County Senior Citizen’s Center a county emergency shelter and to approve an interlocal agreement between the city of Union City and Obion County for funding under the Justice Assistance Grant Program ($16,473);
• a presentation by Jerry Grady;
• consideration of notary public applications.
Boards and committees to be considered at the September term include the election of a chairman of the Legislative Body (now serving, Ralph Puckett); the election of a chairman pro tem (now serving, Allen Nohsey); appointment to the finance committee (now serving are Tim Doyle, Jimmy Seals and Donnie Braswell, with trustee and county mayor as automatic members); appointment to the legislative committee (now serving are Nohsey, Terry Roberts, Braswell, Puckett and Doyle)
All members are urged to attend, a spokesman said, and the session is open to the public.
Published in The Messenger 7.31.09