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County Council approves 2013 budget

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The Sullivan County Council completed its review process and approved the 2013 general budget at its monthly meeting Tuesday.
All seven council members were present in approving a total operating budget of $6,440,415.
Some of the larger line items approved included the county’s Economic Development Income Tax ($526,021), ambulance ($849,477), local roads and streets ($194,000), 2015 reassessment ($237,120), aviation ($131,328), cumulative bridge ($492,576), highway ($2,524,764) and Sullivan County Statewide 911 ($212,140).
In new business, state riverboat funding of $72,360.70 to the Sullivan County Highway Department was approved, pending advertising.
Also, an appropriation request of $9,202.53 to the Treasurer’s Office for corrected tax bill expenses was placed on hold.
Transfers approved included the Sheriff’s Department ($516.67 for a 2012 edition criminal and traffic law manual), Circuit Court ($200 from maintenance/repair to travel, $100 from law books into new equipment) and Cemetery ($3,500 from various account into labor contract).
In old business, additional appropriations — Highway Bituminous ($296,000) and Sullivan County Statewide 911 ($125,000) — were officially approved.
Both items were approved in August, but there was an error in the dates in the advertisement. The state required a new advertisement and redo the approval.
Next month’s meeting will be at 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 30. Meetings are normally scheduled on the fourth Tuesday, but October’s meeting was moved to the fifth Tuesday due to schedule conflicts of council members.


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