20 Cents It Is-So Far
|The first hurdle in funding the Phase I school
building program was passed Thursday evening. The county commission
budget committee, in a split 3-2 vote, voted to recommend to the full
commission a twenty cent property tax increase to fund the building
program. If passed the entire twenty cents would be committed
exclusively to the building fund. Commissioners Bob Franke, Sharon
Yarbrough and County Mayor Estelle Herron, who is a member of the budget
committee, voted for the funding. Commissioners Austin Shaver and Don
Miller voted no in preference of a lesser amount.
The tax increase is by no means a done deal. The proposal will now go to the full commission where it will require at least six commissioners to vote for the the funding for the building program.
The next meeting of the budget committee will be on June 22nd to hold a public hearing on all of the over all proposed budgets.