Morgan County budget process begins

By Ryne Turke on July 7 at 2:30pm

Representatives from the General Assistance and Assessor offices met with Morgan County Commissioner Brad Zeller to discuss their proposed budgets.

The general assistance office budget request totaled just over $124,000 and the assessor office requested a budget of about $193,555.

Zeller said today’s budget requests were similar to last years in all but one area.

“The budget remains exactly the same through the services and materials. The only thing that changed in their budget was a
two percent increase for salaries,” says Zeller.

Zeller says the labor line, which determines the cost of labor for employees, must stay between 1.7 percent to three and a half percent.
The next scheduled budget meeting will be Thursday with the highway department.