Morgan County passes FY 15-16 budget

By Gary Scott on September 1, 2015 at 8:18am

Morgan County Commissioners approved the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget on Monday.

Chairman Brad Zeller says the balanced budget includes $8.9 million in spending, which is up by about $300,000 from the previous fiscal year.

While Zeller has previously indicated much of the budget is based on state reimbursements that are currently in limbo because of the state budget impasse, Morgan County’s sales tax revenue was up in the previous fiscal year, which allowed the projected revenue number to increase.

The budget includes a two-percent raise for non-union county employees, while the county is negotiating with three bargaining units.